Today the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds transports us to the sun-kissed waters off the coast of São Paulo, Brazil. That’s where Marcos Carramao de Farias was out fishing when he spotted a baby dolphin entangled in a plastic bag and struggling to swim. After a minute or so of trying, Marcos and a fellow fisherman managed to catch the calf in a net and bring it aboard their boat where they gently freed it from the bag.
That little triumph might sound like the best part of this tale, but it isn’t. What’s even more wonderful than the good deed itself is how the wee dolphin appears to thank the gentlemen after they return it to the water. The calf disappears beneath the surface only to immediately reappear up on its tail to do a quick and distinctly joyful dance atop the water before swimming away. An awesomely good deed deserves an awesome thank you and that’s exactly what those kind fishermen received.