Who among us like visiting the ocean? What year did you first come here? How frequently do you visit the ocean?
Isn’t it lovely to be here?
The sensation of the soft ocean air on your face, the sand beneath your feet, and the splash of the waves as you try to catch it.
People who adore the water appreciate returning to this experience again and time again. They would ideally like everyone to have this experience at least once in their lives.
Some individuals never have.
It may surprise you to learn that some people have never visited an ocean.
The nearest ocean is hundreds or thousands of miles away from many US states, which are located inland.
Most of its citizens, especially those who choose to remain put, have probably only seen oceans in photographs, movies, or television shows.
Till lately, at least, Papa Bear had never seen the water. His future son-in-law accompanied him to the closest ocean so he could experience the water for the first time through sight, sound, smell, and touch.
Papa Bear was so appreciative.
His relatives had to tell the other people to keep him back because falling down would be an issue.
But he succeeded!
He finally reached the ocean, and euphoric from the ocean air, he splashed it around. Papa Bear was in disbelief that he had arrived at the water at last.
And he may thank his future son-in-law for that. He took Papa Bear and his family to the seashore so he could see it for the first time in his life as a gift to his future father-in-law.
Papa Bear hasn’t been near the ocean in 85 years. After contacting the water, his countenance instantly brightened and he grinned widely.
Wow, he kept saying again and over.
Okay, this is really incredible! When they asked Papa Bear what he thought of the ocean, he responded, ‘It is more than I truly ever imagined about.’
We can relate to that since, despite having visited the ocean thousands of times, we still have the same emotions whenever we go there.
Some individuals don’t really mind if they never see the water.
Then there are those who have always wanted to go but have never got the opportunity.
‘My grandmother passed away last year, without having experienced the ocean. Slevena wrote in a Reddit post on the ocean,
‘When I started cleaning out her room, I noticed a collection of miniature cutouts of beaches, mountains, and the sea (I guess it counts as the ocean?) that she gathered over the years.