By now, you have surely heard of the temperamental seal that slapped an unsuspecting kayaker in the face with an octopus. If you have not, you missed out on what is perhaps the greatest wildlife video of the year, if not of all time.

A doctor named Ben Burville by day and veteran diver of over 32 years by night, received the loving embrace and warming taps on the arm by the seal whilst he was diving off the coast of the Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK. This cute animal shows behavioral traits much like a puppy yearning for attention.

Here in this video you can see, the seal playfully approaches Ben underwater, appearing to tap the diver for gaining his attention before wrapping its flippers around him for the pair to share a comforting hug. It seems the sea creature gets his new friend after long. The seal proceeded to stay glued to the doctor\’s arm, appearing to be fully entertained by the doctor\’s eye mask and breathing gear.

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