Instead of waiting for a canine to doggie paddle out to the ocean, one friendly seal in southwestern France bellied up to the beach and went searching for a puppy pal.
In this adorable video, the curious sea creature has found a potential furry friend and is working up the nerve to say hello. After a few tentative flops, the seal charges and gives the apathetic dog a full-on hug.
After holding on for a few moments, the seal nuzzles up to the pooch’s ear.
“I want to be part of your world,” he whispers … or at least that’s the translation we came up with.