Lobster fishermen free baby seal from fishing gear off Maine

A seal pup found itself in life-saving hands over the weekend

The internet is celebrating two ME lobstermen who rescued a seal pup trapped in a fishing net.

Jeremy Willey and Jeffrey Dorr Jr. were lobstering Monday when they saw a baby seal entangled and floating in rope.

Video Gamage posted to Facebook shows Willey carefully cutting through the rope, which was wrapped around the seal's neck, until the creature is freed and released back into the water.

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"I immediately got on my knees and straddled the seal pup, and started cutting the net away and Jeff was like I got to get this on film", Willey told WGME. He returned the bewildered-looking pup to the water and watched it float near the boat for a few moments.

The video was posted Sunday, and as of Tuesday morning, it has been viewed more than a million times on Facebook.

"You're welcome!" one of the men calls down at the seal as it looks around on the water's surface.

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