A new video shows the adorable moment a seal cuddled with a golden Labrador on a beach in France, proving that seals are just playful dogs of the sea.
In the footage, shot by Elise Frebourg, the seal — dubbed “You” by locals — shuffles over to the Labrador lying on the sand, according to the Daily Mail.
The seal can then be seen patting the dog with its paw before cozying up to his new friend on the beach in Le Cap Ferret, in south west France.
The video was uploaded on Jan. 15, and it has since gone viral, garnering more than 200,000 views as of this writing.
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Beach-goers report frequently seeing “You,” who is apparently a very friendly animal, First To Know notes.
The seal was filmed last month climbing over surfers and their boards in Lacanau, France.
The video was captured by Bertrand Chaussade, who used a camera mounted on his surf board, showing the seal approach him and swim over his board.
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“He played with us for the whole morning,” Chaussade later wrote online. “He would climb on my board, ask for strokes and push me over. It was like playing with a little dog, it was a very playful and loving animal. It was a beautiful encounter and a magical moment.”