I've always depended on the kindness of manatees. (Via Facebook)

If you look very carefully, you can see a friendly manatee keeping this dog company while it struggles for dear life. The manatee couldn't (or wouldn't) help the dog get out of the water, or let it rest on it's back, but it did provide some moral support. Just like a giant, water-logged Mother Theresa, who did what she could to alleviate the suffering of lepers despite her inability to cure them, so it was with this manatee, a watchful eye being the only support possible. 

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