Did you know that seals are commonly referred to as water dogs? At first, I thought it was weird, but when I saw this adorable footage, it all started to make sense.

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The clip recorded by videographer Gary Grayson captures a once in a lifetime encounter with an Atlantic Grey Sea in the Sicily Isles, and it’s all just too cute for words. The man was scuba diving when the curious seal approached him and his friends. At first, the man didn’t exactly know how to react, but once he realized the seal is friendly and playful, he decided to make the most out of this unique experience and try to make a connection with the seal.

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The seal cuddled with him for a few seconds and let him give it a nice belly scrub before drifting away. It’s an encounter Gary will never forget and that he will cherish for the rest of his life! This is definitely something you won’t see every day, so make sure to also share this with all of your friends and family online. It will surely brighten up their day and put them in a really good mood for the rest of the day.

Watch the lovely encounter here: