Affectionate Seal Holds Hands With Diver Off Northumberland Coast

A friendly seal showed a diver some love by holding his hand off the coast of the Farne Islands, an archipelago in the North Sea.

Ben Burville, a scuba diver who works as a doctor in the coastal town of Amble, Northumberland, by day, has built up a rapport with seals in the area after nearly 20 years diving among them.

Footage posted by Burville on October 29 shows him holding hands with the seal, before another seal comes along and wants in on the action. Credit: Ben Burville via Storyful

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