There's the obvious way of physically saving them from a tragic end.
Then there's the more subtle way of saving someone who doesn't know they need to be saved. Someone who is drowning emotionally and has no idea that they are slowly dying.
Ezra Whitmore is one of those people. After tragically losing his wife, he's still going through the motions, but not really living. All he has now is his son, Spencer, and his career as a dentist. The life he thought he was going to have has been torn apart. The things he had once enjoyed no longer feel the same without the person he had shared everything with.
That is, until Ferris Jenkins crashes into his life. Not only does the lifeguard save his son from literally drowning in the ocean, but he also slowly starts to bring Ezra back to life.
As soon as Ferris lays eyes on Ezra, he can't get the gorgeous dentist out of his head. He knows nothing will ever happen between them because...well, Ezra is straight and he's gay. You can imagine Ferris' surprise when Ezra gets drunk one night, kisses him, and admits that he's always been attracted to guys. This gives Ferris hope that maybe, just maybe, he can land the man of his dreams.