Tea Party Republican Joe Miller may have lost the 2010 U.S. Senate election in Alaska to write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski, but he won the Internet this weekend with this footage of a run-in with an otter mama seeking to evade a pod of hungry orcas.

Miller's buddies Dusty Harpole and Dave Keller came across the otter while out "adventuring" on Tutka Bay, and offered to escort the animal to safety.

"Unfortunately, she lost her baby in the daring escape," Miller writes. You may want to turn off the video around the three-minute mark if you're not in the mood to tear up at your desk.

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