Because sometimes what you need most is to see an earless seal happily hugging a mini plush version of himself. This cuddly Pinniped lives at the Okhotsk Tokkari Center in Monbetsu, Hokkaido, Japan, where he’s being hand raised after being rescued because he’d been injured.
The Okhotsk Tokkari Center is Japan’s only marine conservation facility and they specialize in caring for earless seals. After this cheerful fellow was rescued he given his plush friend by center staff and they’ve been inseparable ever since.
[via My Modern Met]