Two guys got way more than they bargained for when they went out on a relatively small boat to fish. They ended up catching a behemoth, 8-foot, 250-pound catfish–which, as you can imagine, takes quite a bit of effort. Watch:

After their struggle to get the massive fish on board, it seemed the fisherman and the piscine creature had formed a bond. Upon releasing the catfish back into the river, the guy pats the fish affectionately and says: “Fat cat. Really fat cat. Go, baby!” And off it swam.

It’s touching, really.