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Couple Overcome With Emotion Seeing Ocean For The Very First Time

A smiling man and an emotional woman walking toward the ocean.

If you don’t live near the ocean, then seeing this magnificent sight for the first time can be an unforgettable experience. A woman on social media caught one couple’s reaction to this special moment, and the video is way too sweet! Gena Camp shared the clip online, and it went viral. So many people were touched by how thrilled these two were to finally view the ocean in person!

In the footage, the couple started to get emotional from the very moment they caught a glimpse of the huge body of water before them. The woman doubled over in excitement several times on her way down to the sandy beach! When she finally reached the shore, she broke down seeing the ocean up close for the first time.


I’m glad I captured this moment. ❤️

♬ original sound – Gena Camp

“I’m glad I captured this moment,” wrote Gena in her caption.

Many commenters related to the couple’s experience. Some guessed from the video that these two had grown up on a reservation, and the original poster confirmed this.

“I’m a Plains Native and the first time I ever saw an ocean it was amazing, man,” wrote one user. “I grew up seeing it in movies/shows. Never once in my life did I think this lil rez kid would see the ocean in his life.”

Gena Camp shared several other heartwarming videos from the couple’s first time seeing the ocean. In response to a commenter writing, “Please tell me they at least stood ankle deep in the water,” she added a clip of the pair letting the waves wash over their bare feet.


Replying to @muckle_odeon They did! 🤗

♬ original sound – Gena Camp

There are so many things in life that we take for granted, it’s refreshing to see people get this excited over one of nature’s many wonders. We think one user put it best in their comment.

“As someone who lives on the coast I love this so much,” they wrote. “I tell my son everyday to be thankful because so many ppl never get to experience the ocean.”

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