During Sunday's episode of Blue Planet II, the BBC aired footage of a puffin having his food stolen by an Arctic skuas. The clip drew a quick reaction from the audience at home, many of whom felt terrible for the poor puffin.
"Never have I cared so much about whether a puffin got back with a fish to feed its baby," one viewer wrote.
Never have I cared so much about whether a puffin got back with a fish to feed its baby #BluePlanet— PJB (@TamertonPJB) December 3, 2017
One viewer was in tears. After all, that puffin didn't get to feed her children now that the fish was stolen.
One viewer compared a puffin taking a fish home without eating it to him making it home from McDonald's without eating and French fries.
#BLUEPLANET Puffin done a 60 mile round trip to get a little fish to take back to the family without eating any. Like me not eating any chips out the bag on the way home from McDonald's— Mac (@2NarMe) December 3, 2017
Another viewer was excited to learn that a baby puffin is called a puffling.
Blue Planet II airs on BBC One in the U.K. on Sunday nights and has become the most-watched show of the year there. Up to 17 million people have seen episodes on TV and online, the BBC told The Independent. It will air on BBC America at a later date.
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