A kayaking family in California received an unexpected visit from an adorable guest on Valentine’s Day.
The family of three was out enjoying some Santa Barbara sun when a sea lion pup hopped onto the back of their kayak. The friendly sea lion didn’t just want to say a quick hello, either – it stayed on the back of the kayak for a full 20 minutes.
A crowd quickly gathered on a nearby pier to catch a glimpse of the unexpected sight. Here, courtesy of Joe Buttitta, is video footage of the scene: