For 20 years, Jeremy Willey and Jeffrey Door have worked together as lobstermen. But one day marked their first day as heroes, after they spotted a baby seal in a most precarious situation.
Jeffrey and Jeremy were lobster-fishing off the coast of Maine when they spotted a bundle of fishing gear floating on the water.
They went in for a closer look, and that’s when they saw him.
A baby seal, trapped in the middle of the gear.
“This little guy is like, gasping for air…a long ways from home,” Jeremy recalled.
The lobstermen moved their boat closer and swept the seal up and out of the water.
Tossing any fear of being bitten out the window, Jeremy took out a blade and began working tirelessly to cut the tangle of gear and free the baby seal.
Surprisingly, the seal barely moved during the whole encounter. In fact, the animal seemed oddly calm and patient throughout the whole ordeal.
“I think he knows you’re helping him,” said Jeffrey in the video of the rescue below.
Indeed, the seal seemed to understand that those 2 men were trying to help him get out of a sticky situation.
Jeremy’s girlfriend Krystal posted the video of the rescue on Facebook where it quickly went viral, garnering over 3 million views and counting.
Check it out in the video below, and please SHARE it on Facebook!
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