The general public's opinion of sharks, much like that of their human counterpart (i.e. dentists), is mostly comprised of fear, hate, or both. Sure, a shark will occasionally kill someone or star in esteemed cinematic classics like Sharknado, Sharknado 2: The Second One, and Sharkando 3: Oh Hell No!, but most of the species is largely indifferent to the unfortunate presence of humans. Also, sharks are actually a slight step above their human counterparts, in that sharks will never charge you and/or your insurance provider for concentrated doses of abysmal pain.

If the footage above of Cape Cod beachgoers joining together to rescue a stranded great white shark is any indication, the shark's public image might again return to its 1994 glory days, captured most memorably in the supremely underrated cerebral drama Street Sharks:

"I told my husband this morning that, if he went surfing, he was going to get eaten by a shark," camera wielder Robyn Schnaible​ writes in the Vimeo description. "He told me I was crazy." Robyn, though definitely not crazy, didn't see her initial prediction come true (thankfully), though the stranded great white shark on Whitecrest Beach definitely warrants a firm "I told you so!" Sadly, the shark ultimately passed away despite the best efforts of beachgoers and local professionals.

R.I.P.