Spiders are incredibly complex, both in the diversity of species and their behaviours. For over two centuries, a vast majority of scientific interest has centred around the former — with a particular focus on taxonomy, systematics and drawing checklists. Spider behaviour remains an underexplored treasure trove of natural history. For instance, uncovering more stories of how spiders care for their young can introduce new perspectives into areas like parental investment theory – a line of inquiry that investigates the intricacies of animals investing time and energy in raising their young. While there are well-documented stories of parenthood in the spider world, our understanding in this area is nascent. We continue to uncover new stories of parental care in spiders (like wolf spiders that carry and care for hundreds of young hatchlings on their backs or social spiders like Stegodyphus that work together to raise their young). As recently as 2018, scientists discovered a jumping spider (Toxeus magnus) that provides its young with a milk-like protein-rich substance in a process very similar to lactation. The growing scientific interest in spider behaviour has permeated the broader community of spider enthusiasts. With access to macro photography, passionate natural historians have documented and shared incredible moments of natural history. A testament to this growing sentiment is the story of Dr Abhijith APC, who spent two months between early December 2020 and late January 2021 in the company of a crab spider (Angaeus sp.) that shared his farm. Crab spiders (Thomisidae) are a family of spiders that get their name from their give-me-a-hug posture and penchant for scuttling away nervously, much like a crab. Angaeus is a relatively poorly documented genus within this spider family compared to the likes of “garden-variety” genera like Thomisus. The female Angaeus particularly piqued Dr Abhijith’s curiosity when he noticed that his eight-legged neighbour was sitting on an egg sac inside a rolled-up leaf. Over the next two months, he unintrusively followed her life as she diligently guarded her egg sac. After spending two months in each other’s company, they both watched as the spider’s eggs hatched and tiny hatchlings slowly climbed out to become the newest inhabitants of the farm.