An Australian fisherman was recently approached by a whale that was struggling with plastic bags and other detritus.
The fisherman decided to help the animal and reached out from his boat to take some of the plastic bags out of the whale's body to free it from the obstructive material.
Here is a video showing you this gesture that restores faith in humanity:
And here is a gallery full of these beautiful animals:
Watch this whale covered in plastic bags approach a fisherman for help
AT SEA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: A young adult Humpback Whale breaches into the air during a miratory frolic in Australia's Hervey Bay Marine Park off Fraser Island, north of Brisbane, 25 August 2001. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read DANIEL BAYER/AFP/Getty Images)
SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 23: A southern right whale breaches the water at Hermanus, east of Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, September 23, 2005. The whale-watching industry is helping fuel a boom in South African tourism, which accounted for 7.4 percent of the country's gross domestic product in 2004. A record 6.7 million visitors spent a total of 47.8 billion rand ($7.5 billion) on lodging, food and safaris, according to South African Tourism, the government's official promotion agency. (Photo by Dave Fish/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - 1989/01/01: USA, Washington, San Juan Islands, Haro Strait, Orca (killer Whale), Breaching. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Babe Whale in Berners Bay early morning.
Nosey showing off
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Humpback Whale breaching right next to a pair of kayakers