Now you are perfect.
November 11, 2019 9:04 PM   Subscribe

"While in the waters of Lembeh, Indonesia, diver Pall Sigurdsson and friends encountered a tiny veined/coconut octopus who had made a home inside a disposable plastic cup. [...] Rather than leave the octopus to a cruel fate, Sigurdsson and friends spent a great deal of their diving time searching for a new shell. They tried several shells, but the octopus didn’t respond until the perfect one was found." (via Laughing Squid)
posted by katra (28 comments total) 61 users marked this as a favorite
 
What a cute octopus. My heart melted at the way it reached its tiny tentacle out to touch the diver’s hand. “Hello friend.”
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:11 PM on November 11, 2019 [18 favorites]


I am hoping there won't be a milkshake duck moment with this one, because boy did I need to see that today.
posted by rednikki at 12:31 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


My gosh that was wonderful.

Tiny octopus is a tiny, perfect octopus.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 1:56 AM on November 12, 2019 [4 favorites]


Thank you for posting. I almost never watch upbeat, feel-good videos because I am Ms Cranky Pants. That was lovely.
posted by Bella Donna at 2:39 AM on November 12, 2019 [5 favorites]


My heart melted at the way it reached its tiny tentacle

A moving day.
posted by pracowity at 2:44 AM on November 12, 2019 [4 favorites]


rednikki: I am hoping there won't be a milkshake duck moment with this one, because boy did I need to see that today.

This went viral in Iceland over the summer and from what I can tell, Páll Sigurðsson, the diver who made the video, seems like an upstanding guy. So unless that octopus turns out to be the future destroyer of mankind, I think we're okay.
posted by Kattullus at 3:24 AM on November 12, 2019 [28 favorites]


So unless that octopus...

You had to say it.
posted by pompomtom at 3:42 AM on November 12, 2019 [13 favorites]


I loved the inevitable moment where the octo kept the cup and swapped shells.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 3:47 AM on November 12, 2019 [9 favorites]


If the octopus turns out to be the destroyer of worlds and to hasten the Millenium I will rush towards this heart-meltingly lovely End Of Days
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 4:06 AM on November 12, 2019 [9 favorites]


My heart melted at the way it reached its tiny tentacle

Until it’s melted your heart, it can’t leave the shell and move into your chest cavity.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:16 AM on November 12, 2019 [22 favorites]


I, for one, welcome our tiny, adorable, cup-dwelling cephalopod overlords!
posted by briank at 4:33 AM on November 12, 2019 [9 favorites]


Definitely not a milkshake cup.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:15 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


I was watching Doctor Who the other day, and I had the realization that the Doctor likes Amy and Clara because, when confronted by something alien, they don't scream, but respond with curiosity. Make pals with an octopus? Why not, says Pond. Here, have a shell.
posted by SPrintF at 6:09 AM on November 12, 2019 [6 favorites]


The scale on this is a bit confusing - I read the cup as a regular-sized drink cup, but in that case the diver's hand is terrifyingly huge. The cup must be very small indeed. The octopus remains adorably tiny though.
posted by Fuchsoid at 6:50 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


I'm liking this spinoff of House Hunters.
posted by eponym at 6:57 AM on November 12, 2019 [16 favorites]


my hearrrttt
posted by brilliantine at 7:48 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


..... we will remember this
posted by The Whelk at 8:09 AM on November 12, 2019 [15 favorites]


I know I’m in an emotionally fragile state when some tears have escaped over a rehoused cephalopod.
posted by gryphonlover at 8:36 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


"Wait what? No, buzz off! I said no! I don't want your stupid shell. No, no, I definitely don't want that shell either. It's exactly the same as the first. Wow, you are really bad at this. I like this shell because it's clear, I can see through it and it lets a lot of light in. It highlights my skin tones nicely, don't you think? No, I also don't want that shell in particular. That shell would just make me look fat. Look at you in your silly rubber suit with all the hoses going everywhere, obviously you don't understand fashion at all. Look at this clear shell, so conical and truncated. No one else has a shell like this one. Find me another just like it so I have a matching set and I will pretend to be your friend for five minutes. No, see, that's just another stupid shell and... you know what, fine, I give up. Give me the stupid shell. Give it to me. No, I don't want to ditch the beautifully clear cup shell I already told you that. Why would I do that? You're not going to screw off and leave me alone until I do that, aren't you? Wait, now I'm perfect? Oh my God, you perfect idiot. I'm so out of here. I need a triple vodka martini and a Parliament. This is why we need to ban tourists completely from the island. No, not Indonesia. Manhattan."
posted by loquacious at 8:44 AM on November 12, 2019 [15 favorites]


Somehow, for me, the tone of the captions makes it read just like a picture book. Which adds to the charm.
posted by ManyLeggedCreature at 8:47 AM on November 12, 2019 [7 favorites]


This octopus is adorable and everything but OF COURSE it is planning a planet-wide takeover. They gave primates a chance and look what we did. It's time for the cephalapocene.
posted by jeather at 8:54 AM on November 12, 2019 [7 favorites]


I emphasize with this octopus so much. CHANGE IS BAD! I'm just going to stay in this completely untenable cup.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 8:55 AM on November 12, 2019 [9 favorites]


This reminded me of trying to dress a toddler who had ideas of his own about what to wear.
posted by dubwisened at 9:14 AM on November 12, 2019 [15 favorites]


Not only did the original video bring me joy, but the comments in this thread are delighting me. Thank you everyone!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:40 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


Fastidious octopus brought to you by Laughing Squid!
posted by TedW at 2:06 PM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


Tiny House Hunters: Octopus Edition
posted by fiercecupcake at 2:22 PM on November 12, 2019 [7 favorites]


Recommending the book "The Soul of an Octopus" for other octopus lovers.
posted by anadem at 7:34 PM on November 12, 2019 [4 favorites]


Thank you SO much for the most adorable moment of my day. What a nice little octopus. I'm glad it made some new patient friends who helped it find a better home. This was cuter than Kittens.
posted by mkdirusername at 8:30 PM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


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