Restaurant Tourist Pays Over $200 for Lobster Dinner, Only To Set It Free In Sardinia

Restaurant Tourist Pays Over $200 for Lobster Dinner, Only To Set It Free In Sardinia

  • A Swiss tourist dining in an upscale restaurant in Sardinia, Italy, paid more than $200 for a lobster dinner but surprised everyone by requesting the live lobster to be brought to her table
  • Following her meal, she carried the lobster to the restaurant's dock and released it back into the ocean, a gesture that left the restaurant owner and onlookers deeply moved
  • Online reactions varied, with some praising her compassion and others speculating about the lobster's fate after being set free

A heartwarming and unexpected incident occurred in Sardinia, Italy, as a Swiss tourist dined at an upscale restaurant.

In a move that surprised many, the tourist ordered a lobster for her main course, but with a unique request—she wanted the lobster to be brought to her table alive.

The lobster was subsequently delivered to her in a bucket, and after enjoying her meal, the compassionate tourist embarked on a touching gesture.

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Swiss tourist at a restaurant
A tourist orders lobster at a restaurant to free it Photo credit: @dailymail
Source: TikTok

She carried the live lobster to the restaurant's dock and gently released it back into the ocean, allowing it to return to its natural habitat.

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The owner of the restaurant was deeply moved by the tourist's act of kindness, noting the genuine joy it brought to both the visitor and himself.

Despite the monetary value of the lobster dinner, as shared by Dailymail, the restaurant owner seemed content with the unexpected turn of events.

Social media users react to the conduct of the lady who freed a lobster

Online commenters had mixed reactions to the empathetic tourist's actions. Some praised her compassion, with one user saying, "You do you, girl."

Others injected humour into the situation, with one commenter joking, "That lobster was the chosen one." However, a few sceptics speculated on the lobster's fate after being returned to the wild, suggesting it might have been recaptured.

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