Gisele Bundchen, supermodel and superhero?
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According to People magazine and E! News, the 41-year-old former Victoria’s Secret Angel was walking her dog Saturday when she came to the rescue of a sea turtle trapped in a fishing net.
“Life is a series of opportunities that appear daily, and we choose what to do with them. Today was no different,” Bundchen captioned an Instagram video of the moment. “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.”
That’s when Bundchen sprang into action, People and E! reported.
“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,” the mother of two wrote. “I didn’t think twice, I just picked her up and [carried] 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.”
The model added that many animals aren’t so lucky.
“There are so many other animals that unfortunately end up dying on nets like this,” she wrote. “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.”
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