Typically, surfers will do just about anything to avoid a great white shark. But compassion entered into the picture when a baby great white shark washed up on shore in Venice Beach, Ca. over the weekend. 

Felled by a fisherman’s hook, the baby shark’s future looked bleak as it flayed around on the sand. That’s when the surfers — along with a mysterious man named “Willy,” who appeared out of nowhere and removed the hook from the great white’s mouth — sprung into to action, and returned the shark to the ocean.

Here’s hoping Lil’ Jaws has a long healthy life. Watch the courageous rescue below.

[via The Huffington Post]