A couple in Australia found a message in a bottle while walking their dogs on a beach in North Queensland. Excitedly, they opened the bottle to retrieve the message, only to discover that it contained someone’s ashes. The couple shared a video of their mishap on TikTok, which quickly went viral. They expressed their regret and awkwardness, with one user suggesting they put the ashes back in the bottle and throw it into the outgoing tide. The couple admitted to doing just that and feeling bad about the incident.