"It's okay, fish" video of Knoxville girl hugging fish gains millions of views

Source: Morgan Payne
Source: Morgan Payne(WVLT)
Published: Mar. 18, 2020 at 10:16 PM EDT
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"It's okay, fish," says nearly two-year-old Margot Payne, of Knoxville, in a now-viral video to a largemouth bass fish.

Margot's mother, Morgan, captured the video of Margot with her dad, Jordan, as Margot clutches the fish. It has more than 3,000 shares and more than 1,000 comments.

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Posted by Morgan Payne on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Margot repeatedly says, "It's okay," before her dad says, "I'm going to turn him back."

The Paynes said the fish made its way safely back into the water.

With millions of views across social media, Margot has captured the hearts of many.

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