Those of us who spend time with animals know they are capable of processing emotions and becoming attached to humans. Apparently that even goes for octopus as well.
The emotional intelligence of an octopus has been confirmed by scientists and their studies.
“They are probably the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien,” said Peter Godfrey-Smith in his piece “The Mind of an Octopus” which was published in Scientific American Mind.
According to Godfrey-Smith, an octopus can tell human faces apart even when the humans are wearing identical uniforms.
Their other human traits including playing with items, having long and short-term memory and being really clever when it comes to escaping.
One family find out just how human-like the creatures are after saving an octopus that was stranded on a beach.
“We spent our Holidays at the Red Sea,” their YouTube video caption reads. “While walking along a lonely beach we saw a stranded octopus in the sand. We were not sure if he is already dead. So we pushed him back into the water.”
They thought that would be the last they ever saw of the octopus but the next day they found out this wasn’t the case.