Victoria Schild hadn't been planning on picking up any pets while at the Walmart to shop, but when she happened to catch sight of this fish, she was heartbroken. As she lifted the cup for a better look, pieces of his tail fin floated to the surface. She knew she had to do something.
"I felt incredibly sad for the little guy and decided that I didn't want him to die in there, just rotting away," Schild told The Dodo. "I was 95 percent sure he was going to die that night."
So, she bought him his freedom from that sad spot, hoping to give him comfort in a larger tank she owns for what appeared likely to be his final hours.