This video of a seal getting what looks like the best belly rub ever has garnered over 2 million views on YouTube – and it’s obvious why!
Videographer Gary Grayson is one of the lucky individuals to experience an encounter with an Atlantic Grey Seal while scuba diving in the Scilly Isles, off the southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula in Great Britain. The video shows Grayson playfully shaking hands with the animal, who then turns over and offers his belly for a good rub. The seal also gets a nice chin rub and some loving strokes from Grayson, who excitedly gives the camera an “ok!” signal.
While these seals may resemble your adorable childhood dog, they aren’t usually accustomed to interacting with humans, and could cause harm to humans if they feel threatened.