ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After receiving help from the community to rebuild his lobster museum in Mt. Desert Island, David Mills is paying it forward -- and he's doing it by buying lobster in bulk.
Thursday afternoon, Mills delivered 100 donated lobsters to the Emmaus Homeless Shelter and the Courtland Rehab and Living Center in Ellsworth.
The owner of the Mount Desert Oceanarium for 40 years, Mills knows good lobster when he sees it.
"These are the top lobsters in the world. They are really, really special," he said.
"And so I know sometimes in our lives we can get beat down where we forget how special we are, so we're hoping that as people eat these special lobsters, it will remind them of how special they are," said Mills.
He also hopes his act of kindness will help another group of people: the lobstermen who made the catch.
With lobster prices at record lows, Mills hopes buying in bulk will help stabilize the struggling industry.
While he bought his from the Winter Harbor Co-Op, he said there are many dealers along the coast willing to make deals for those buying in bulk.