They Were Enjoying Their Beautiful Beach Wedding When All Of A Sudden… THIS. Whoa.

Redditor ln3 was enjoying his beautiful beach wedding in the U.S. Virgin Islands when a surprise guest showed up, a guest who hadn’t RSVP’d because she didn’t get an invitation to the wedding.

It was a huge (and extremely rare and endangered) leatherback sea turtle, looking for a place to lay her eggs. The turtle came ashore just after the ceremony during cocktail hour. Everyone was mingling and sipping on their beverage of choice when the groom overheard one of his friends say with a good bit of excitement in his voice “look at that turtle!”, he turned around to see this monster coming out of the surf.

They watched it for a while as it came ashore, circled around digging a hole, laid its eggs on the beach, covered them back up, and rolled back out into the ocean.

In the long list of things that can happen during a wedding, they don’t get much more memorable than this.

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