In this world of stabbings and house fires, it’s nice to see a positive story for once. This particular story involves a Waterford man who went to a restaurant the other day and bought a 17-pound lobster. Except instead of eating it, he released the creature back into the wild. From The Sacramento Bee:
Don MacKenzie of Niantic tells The Day of New London he knew the lobster, nicknamed "Lucky Larry" by local children, would have to be about 80-years-old to reach his current size and felt it deserved to live.
"It takes seven years for him to even become a lobster big enough to keep," MacKenzie said. "For a lobster to live this long and avoid lobster traps, nets, lobster pots… he doesn't deserve a bib and butter."
This is a real feel-good story. Until you realize that the lobster has probably already been caught by another fisherman and eaten by some fat dude. But if you don’t think about that part, the story feels really good. In general, the less you think, the better you’ll feel. I tell that to my girlfriend all the time. Just do what I say, honey, and don’t ask questions.