As a diver, it must be incredibly exciting every time you take your last breath at the surface and jump into the water. After all, you never really know what you’ll come across in the deep waters – whether it’s absolutely beautiful coral reefs, amazing sea creatures, or even treasure! Life underwater can definitely be exciting, but we’re pretty sure that this diver never expected to have such a sweet encounter with an Atlantic grey seal.
Gary Grayson has been diving for the majority of his life, but this has got to one of his best underwater moments yet.
The 55-year-old man was simply scuba diving in the Scilly Isles, and then he met a new best friend underwater. A lovely grey seal approached him and he immediately seemed excited to see Gary. He even started stroking with its flippers, which was a sign that Gary was allowed to rub his belly. These two just met and they were already bonding.
Of course, what do you do if you come across an adorable grey seal who wants some attention? You give him plenty of body rubs and love.
Just look at the seal’s face when he’s getting a feel of Gary using his flippers.
The two hit it off incredibly well, and they even shook hands!
After the hand- and flipper shake, it was time for some belly rubs. The seal managed to expose his entire belly, and Gary definitely got the hint that he should give the seal’s belly some love. When the diver does as he’s asked, you can just tell that this seal is incredibly happy. He even looks at the camera and seems completely content.
The following scene was just too adorable, as the pinniped backed up a bit and let Gary rub him all over. It’s just as if the seal was a dog: he expected cuddles all around, the only difference is that it’s underwater.
And since the pinniped got a ‘taste’ of Gary with his flippers, he also wanted to know what diving gloves felt like.
A video of the unbelievable encounter was uploaded to YouTube, and the footage was seen almost sixteen million times!
It’s absolutely clear that these two have warmed the hearts of the entire internet with their adorable interaction.
“Who named them “Seal” when they could have easily named them Water Dog?” one YouTuber commented.
“Yeah animals are cute and all, but never has an animal made me so happy. That was possibly the most adorable thing I have seen all year. I was laughing so hard i was crying.”
Some of the viewers even tried to imagine what went through the seal’s mind the entire time.
“Seal: Aww a human, very good! *Rolls onto back* You know what to do human, ah yes more towards the belly….your a good human,” one comment said.
Before they go their separate ways again, Gary and the seal snuggle a bit more and say goodbye – for now.
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Source: Gary Grayson (YouTube)