These 5 turtles being helped back into the ocean will make your day.

This week, five sea turtles from Florida finally got to go home.

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.


The adorable be-shelled reptiles spent the last month rehabilitating in the Miami Seaquarium, and on July 12, 2016, were joyfully released back into the ocean where they belong.


"So ready." Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

To make things even more awesome — their names are Presley, Springsteen, Clapton, Jagger, and Trisha.

That's four ultra-famous rockstars and ... honestly, my best guess is Trisha Yearwood of "How Do I Live Without You" fame, which I thought was an interesting choice.

After a quick call to the Seaquarium, though, it turned out she was named after her rescuer.


"Aww yissssss." Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

The turtles had been found washed up on the beaches of Florida.

All five were in various states of poor health at the time. Presley had a hook through his mouth and esophagus, Springsteen and Clapton also had hooks removed from their bodies, and poor Jagger had been hit by a boat.

I honestly don't know if this one is Jagger, but we can pretend. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Sick or injured turtles washing up on the beach is an all too common occurrence, unfortunately.

While nature already throws a lot at sea turtles, humans haven't exactly been great about keeping sea turtles safe.

Sea turtles are under constant threat from fishing, eroding coastlines, the illegal shell trade, and even artificial light along the coastline.

Marine debris is also a huge problem for turtles. According to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, plastic debris kills around 100,000 marine mammals annually, including turtles.

"See you around, Jenni. Later, Mike, Karen. Say goodbye to Phil for me, OK?" Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Fortunately Presley, Springsteen, Clapton, Jagger, and Trisha were found and rescued by the right people.

The four rock 'n' roll megastars and the 1998 Grammy winner for Best Female Country Vocal Performance got to return to the ocean where they can live out the rest of their turtle lives in peace.

"HOORAY!" Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

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Often, parents of children with special needs struggle to find Halloween costumes that will accommodate medical equipment or provide a proper fit. And figuring out how to make one? Yikes.

There's good news; shopDisney has added new ensembles to their already impressive line of adaptive play costumes. And from 8/30 - 9/26, there's a 20% off sale for all costume and costume accessory orders of $75+ with code Spooky.

When looking for the right costume, kids with unique needs have a lot of extra factors to consider: wheelchair wheels get tangled up in too-long material, feeding tubes could get twisted the wrong way, and children with sensory processing disorders struggle with the wrong kind of fabric, seams, or tags. There are a lot of different obstacles that can come between a kid and the ability to wear the costume of their choice, which is why it's so awesome that more and more companies are recognizing the need for inclusive creations that make it easy for everyone to enjoy the magic of make-believe.

Created with inclusivity in mind, the adaptive line is designed to discreetly accommodate tubes or wires from the front or the back, with lots of stretch, extra length and roomier cut, and self-stick fabric closures to make getting dressed hassle-free. The online shop provides details on sizing and breaks down the magical elements of each outfit and accessory, taking the guesswork out of selecting the perfect costume for the whole family.

Your child will be able to defeat Emperor Zurg in comfort with the Buzz Lightyear costume featuring a discreet flap opening at the front for easy tube access, with self-stick fabric closure. There is also an opening at the rear for wheelchair-friendly wear, and longer-length inseams to accommodate seated guests. To infinity and beyond!

An added bonus: many of the costumes offer a coordinating wheelchair cover set to add a major boost of fun. Kids can give their ride a total makeover—all covers are made to fit standard size chairs with 24" wheels—to transform it into anything from The Mandalorian's Razor Crest ship to Cinderella's Coach. Some options even come equipped with sounds and lights!

From babies to adults and adaptive to the group, shopDisney's expansive variety of Halloween costumes and accessories are inclusive of all.

Don't forget about your furry companions! Everyone loves to see a costumed pet trotting around, regardless of the occasion. You can literally dress your four-legged friend to look like Sven from Frozen, which might not sound like something you need in your life but...you totally do. CUTENESS OVERLOAD.

This year has been tough for everyone, so when a child gets that look of unfettered joy that comes from finally getting to wear the costume of their dreams, it's extra rewarding. Don't wait until the last minute to start looking for the right ensemble!


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This article originally appeared on 03.19.15


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