Not another goldfish story?!
Yes and no. Well, yes.
One of my goldfish went over the last waterfall into the basin where the pump is. It will eventually be covered up so s/he would not survive. In order to save his/her life, I went in with the big net and caught it. It was flopping in the net, obviously in distress. Even though I repeated, “It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay”.
In retrospect I was likely trying to calm myself, at very least in addition to the fish.
I was saving the fish’s life. Yet…