This Adorable Manatee Gave These Surfers Quite The Surprise

Posted on Jul 21 2016 - 3:52pm by Elana Tomlins

When two girls went paddle-boarding in Florida, they had no idea they’d have a third guest meet up with them in the ocean.

Their unexpected guest wasn’t a human at all, it was actually a manatee! The adorable mammal was brave enough to swim under their boards and come up to the surface to greet them.

As most of us will know, we should never disrupt an animal by distracting them or trying to touch them, but there are no rules about them coming to see us humans themselves!

This little guy even wanted to give one of the girls a high five and was perfectly comfortable with the pair who are clearly his new best friends.

Take a look for yourself at their adorable encounter – and if you ever happen to be paddle-boarding in Florida, make sure you keep an eye out for those cheeky manatees!