Caitlin Flynn
Updated Mar 17, 2017 @ 3:56 pm

If you’re feeling weary about the state of the world, here’s something that’ll remind you that kindness still exists — someone made a goldfish a wheelchair, and now the little creature can properly float upright like his friends. Taylor Dean, whose friend Derek works at a local aquarium, shared the crafty, adorable invention on Twitter and animal lovers everywhere collectively gasped “our hearts!”

Derek made the wheelchair for a customer’s pet goldfish, who has a bladder condition that prevents him from swimming upright.

When he learned that the goldfish was stuck at the bottom of his tank, Derek created the wheelchair by wrapping airline tubing around the little guy and attaching valves.


Dean shared an update, and we can all rest assured that the goldfish in question is loving his new wheelchair.

If seeing this little goldfish finally able to zip around like nature intended doesn’t make your heart melt, we simply don’t know what will.