There is no greater way to express love and compassion than to give a hug. And not only people, but even animals, deserve a loving embrace. Because animals are social beings as well. Their own companions, even if they’re stuffed animals, make them happy.
Everyone had no idea how close they would become when a rescued seal found a “mini-me” version of itself in a toy. A seal and its plushie toy snuggling was a sight for sore eyes for the workers at Mombetsu Land, a tourist attraction in Japan’s Hokkaido region.
An animal’s life after being rescued is sometimes stressful and confused, especially when it moves to a new environment. They settled on a toy that seems precisely like it will help this seal feel better, so they bought it for him. According to them, the couple would win over the hearts of everyone.
Thank goodness it was captured on camera, as the seal couldn’t stop hugging its new best friend. No one knows if this seal thinks that its stuffed animal is its baby but the images are adorable no matter what.