We all know that fishes need water to survive. But unfortunately, innocent children do not know that fishes need to stay in the water so they can breathe and stay alive.

A lovely boy from Georgia, United States really loves his fish and wants to show his affection to it. Other fish owners would hug their pets such as cats and dogs to show that they are being loved by them. Just that, the boy thought that he could do the same thing to his pet fish.

Everett Hamlin, the boy from Georgia, is still too young to know the importance of water to the life of the fish. What he did was, he took the goldfish out of the tank, hug it and took it with him on the bed, according to Elite Readers.

Nemo, the name of the fish, was inside a fish tank when Everett climbed onto a chair to reach for his pet. He got the chance to catch it and cuddled.

When his mommy went to check on his son on the bed, she noticed the missing goldfish. It was then that she saw Everett cuddling the fish in the bed. We all know what happened next – the fish died.

His mom woke the young boy and relayed the sad news. Everett was so devastated about the incident.

“He loved the goldfish. It’s always been in his bedroom. He loved looking at it. He’s never tried to get it before it happened that night,” says Tori.

“I explained it to him again, and he said, ‘that’s alright. We’ll have to get another fish, and I won’t touch it. I’m only allowed to touch fish when I go fishing.’ I said, ‘yep, that’s right.”

Tori got another fish for Everett and promised that he will not pick it up again from the tank.


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