One goldfish with tiny wheelchair is stealing the hearts of the internet

Brace yourselves: your heart is about to be stolen by a goldfish.

Taylor Dean, a Youtuber that creates educational swine videos for nearly 300,000 customers, has a friend called Derek who works at a local aquarium – and just taught us all how to enjoy by creating a tiny custom wheelchair for a goldfish in need.

And luckily, Dean shared it with the internet.

The little fish suffers from swim bladder cancer, a disorder that prevents goldfish from controlling their buoyancy in sea. When the swim bladder is deformed or infected by bacteria or parasites, the goldfish loses its floatation stability – which could result in a fish floating to the top of the sea, heavily leaning toward one back, or even swimming upside down.

This particular goldfish, Derek said, had an incurable swim bladder trouble that “prevented it from holding itself upright, and attained it permanently lodged at the bottom of its tank.”

I got some airline tubing that people typically use in their container and just placed it around the goldfish, ” Derek explained to BuzzFeed News , “I added some valves to the bottom of it, which acted as a chair to prop him up.”

“I added loads to the bottom of the chair and something to keep him afloat on top( styrofoam ), and gradually removed pieces until I reached just the right buoyancy to make it easy-going for him to swim around without seeming like hes dragging around a chair, ” he continued. “The bottom weight is almost equal to the pull on top so it works quite well for him! “

Unable to process the cuteness of what was in front of them, Twitter understandably exploded.

Derek, we thank you on behalf of the internet for this truly perfect gift.

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