There are few things cuter than a seal — except perhaps for one hugging a plushie version of itself.
This seal at Mombetsu Land, an attraction in Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture, was handed a soft toy seal by zoo staff.
It was clearly love at first sight for the seal, who even let its furry new companion go for a ride on its back.
And we’re clearly not the only ones who are swooning.
The tweet by Mombetsu Land has gone on to be shared some 24,000 times.