Model Gisele Bündchen has a heart of gold!
On Saturday, the Brazilian beauty posted a video of a sea turtle trapped in a fishing net when she was walking along the beach. She quickly sprung into action to free the turtle, who began thrashing when he realized he was about to be freed.
Located a great distance from the water, Gisele preserved and held the struggling turtle until they got closer to the ocean. Once he was close to the waves, Gisele gently lowered the turtle into the sand and let him swim away.
Gisele Rescues A Sea Turtle In Heartwarming Video
In the caption of the video, Gisele wrote, “Life is a series of opportunities that appear daily, and we choose what to do with them. Today was no different.”
She then proceeded to explain that “Early this morning, I was walking on the beach and Onyx started barking at a pile of ocean trash that had washed during high tide. When I came closer I saw this beautiful turtle turned upside down with a look of hopelessness and exhaustion in her eyes, her body knotted and entangled in a fishing net.”
She continued, “I immediately started to free her from the net that was strangling her, but even after we got her untied, she was too tired to make her way back to the ocean. I didn’t think twice, I just picked her up and carry her to the water.(amazing how adrenaline can make you stronger!) I felt relieved and so happy to see her swim away freely, grateful that I was there and able to help.”
She lamented that there “are so many other animals that unfortunately end up dying on nets like this. Today I was reminded that we must become more aware of our ways as a species and help protect all animals, it’s our choice. I pray that we can all rise and remember that the opportunity to change begins with a single act.”
She also reposted her message in Spanish. It was showered with heart emojis from celebrities like Lewis Hamilton.
“Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot called her a “queen.”
Sara Blakely wrote, “You were that turtle’s angel. How special….”
Heidi Klum commented “I love you @gisele.”
Husband Tom Brady showered the post with over a dozen heart emojis.
This Isn’t The First Time That Gisele Saved An Animal In Need!
On August 12, Gisele showed a photo of her carrying a baby squirrel and nursing him back to health inside a red handkerchief.
In the caption, Gisele revealed that “We found this sweet baby squirrel that had fallen out of a tree.”
“We waited for a while to see if his parents would come back but nothing,” she continued. “So we picked him up to make sure the dogs wouldn’t get to him. It was so special to get to hold him and spend time caring for this little angel before taking him to the animal sanctuary. Praying that he will be ok.”