We live in a world where the illusion of random happenstance is actually well-produced trickery. Sure, cameras (or camera-equipped phones, at least) are ubiquitous enough that capturing crazy moments is within the realm of possibility, but far too often such seemingly innocuous footage can be attributed to special effects or clever choreography. To wit, if it's too good to be true, it probably isn't true. The thirst to manufacture virality is real.
All of which is to say, I want to believe that a phone belonging to Miami Heat dancer Teressa Cee just happened to drop during a shoot, and that Cacique — the "most fun-loving dolphin" — thought it was a game of fetch and returned the iPhone. All the pieces fit. It all, on some level, feels like this could have happened and this is a beautiful moment that I can enjoy devoid of cynicism. I want to believe that.
True Story: While in the Bahamas, I had the opportunity to go swimming with dolphins on #BlueLagoonIsland. We were filming on this floating platform in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. So, against a my better judgment I asked someone to hold my phone for me and he accidentally dropped my phone into water and it sank to the bottom. Cacique, the dolphin, actually retrieved my phone and brought it back up to me. Cutest thing ever! #Unbelievable #Bahamas #DolphinEncounter