A woman named Andrea Gofton has gone viral for aiding an unlikely creature in need. A poor spider, surrounded by flooding streets in Queensland, Australia. Gofton post a video of the arachnid clinging desperately to a branch, unsure of where to go that isn't rushing water. She held her hand out for a size comparison, and this spider is pretty darn big. Australia, you did it again!
In the comments of her video, Goften posted the spider being safely delivered to a patch of slightly less wet grass, free to make its own way through the world again:
People have one big question. Why?
hmm the teatowel over my shoulder just brushed against my neck and i jumped— crem eg (@courtwhip) March 11, 2018
i have had some time to think about this and i've decided: fuck to the big spider— crem eg (@courtwhip) March 11, 2018
Maybe they felt some sympathy for the scared spider initially, but just imagine it in your house.
If that doesn’t keep people out of flood water nothing will. 😳— Just a view 🐸 (@dangerAries) March 11, 2018
Well I won't be visiting North Queensland for a while...or ever.— Jason Mac (@Jasonm0384) March 11, 2018
I have no words! Fear, anxiety, leaving the country comes to mind!!— Tanya Lulham (@crafty66) March 11, 2018
There are some spider lovers out there:
Actually if I were in that situation I’d rescue it. I’m weird I escort bugs outside if they come into the store or move them if they are in peril. Even spiders.— JaxAndCoke (@JaxAndCoke) March 12, 2018
But they're getting some pushback:
Save a small creature in need? Or send it back to hell?