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Whale’s trick gets fisherman’s attention to help gentle giant in need

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Posted at 7:52 AM, Aug 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-14 09:52:38-04

An Australian fisherman’s once-in-a-lifetime experience is going viral.

He was out in Sydney Harbor when a whale got very close and then went underneath the boat.

It turns out the gentle giant needed help.

The whale had a plastic bag and fishing line stuck near its mouth so the fishermen helped free him.

The whale even stuck around long enough to allow time for a few selfies.