I came across the delightful story of "Lucky Larry" the 17lbs lobster. It seems Larry is an old man. Apparently, the bigger and heavier the lobster, the older they are, which in itself makes Larry a rather impressive specimen. He has managed to live his life in relative peace for this long without finding himself in, dare I say it, hot water. Unfortunately for Larry, it would appear that while minding his own business, or maybe not, he got himself caught in a fisherman's snare and destined to be somebody's, very expensive, seafood dinner. I'm sure that his size must've caught the attention of most of the patrons that came into the restaurant that night. The pinchers on Larry were big enough to feed a family of four, after all. Yet, no one bought Larry. One can only imagine what sort of insult to injury that must have brought the poor lobster! Then things changed, and wonderfully so. Larry was purchased by a patron who understood that for Larry to be that big, he had to be really old. To this kind gentleman, it just seemed wrong to eat a patriarch who'd been around for so long and obviously had been pretty good at dodging snares and traps up until that one unlucky day (it must've been a Monday). He bought Larry, which anyone who has ever ordered lobster from one of those tanks knows, must have cost a pretty penny, and then didn't eat him. Yes, he paid for a meal he didn't eat! Instead, he arranged to have Larry released back into safe waters, where he could live out the remainder of his days doing the things that lobsters like to do - scavenging.
You can read the original story here.
Doesn't that just restore your faith in mankind?