Image: Facebook/Darren Budini
Image: Facebook/Darren Budini

In October 2015 Australian newlyweds Nicole Marchment and Darren Budini were, like any other recently married couple, enjoying an exotic honeymoon in Thailand. But a surprise encounter just days into their vacation caused them to cancel all their plans and embark on a whole new, heartwarming adventure.

Image: Facebook/Nic Nack
Image: Facebook/Nic Nack

The couple chose Koh Chang island in the Gulf of Thailand as their honeymoon destination. The area is known for its incredible white sand beaches, diverse wildlife, and ample opportunities for tourist activities.

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Image: Facebook/Darren Budini
Image: Facebook/Darren Budini

And it seemed like the pair were having the time of their lives exploring the island’s natural beauty and culture, as they should on their honeymoon. “At a waterfall enjoying time with the local fish,” Marchment wrote on Facebook on October 13, 2015.

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