A heartwarming rescue video of a turtle on a secluded beach has gone viral on social media, garnering numerous responses from viewers.
The turtle, found stuck upside down by beachgoers, was immediately pushed back into the water, where another turtle was seen waiting for it. The incident occurred on a deserted island where waves occasionally flip turtles. If this happens during high tide, the turtles can get stranded as the tide recedes.
The rescue video, credited to Instagram user @brodiemoss, shows YouTuber Brodie Moss walking on the beach with a toddler when he notices the turtle in distress.
Moss, along with another man, is seen digging the sand beneath the turtle, eventually flipping it over and pushing it back into the ocean.
Since being shared, the video has amassed over 1.8 million views.
Viewers have expressed their admiration and satisfaction in the comments, with one user noting the presence of another sea turtle waiting in the water and another commenting on the relief the turtle must have felt upon returning to the cool water.
This act of kindness highlights the importance of being vigilant and compassionate towards wildlife, especially in remote areas where human intervention can be crucial for survival.