In one of the sweetest encounters you’ve ever seen, a Golden Retriever befriends a curious whale shark. The two lovely creatures even shared a kiss, with the moment captured on camera by the dog’s human mom!
Australian diver Jade Pursell, is usually taking her dog Sailor on boat trips. But recently, she witnessed a scene she thought she will, after her beloved furry friend met a marine creature, for the very first time. The duo was boating off the coast of Australia, close to the Ningaloo Reef, when a 22 feet long whale shark surfaced next to their boat. Jade’s heart instantly filled with joy, the moment she have seen her dog sharing a very intimate encounter with the whale shark.
“Sailor had never met a whale shark before,” the diver said. “I always hoped she would but that was by far better than I had ever imagined. I was telling her not to touch it but neither of them listened to me. Sailor sniffed and kissed the shark.”
Though initially worried as she had no idea how Sailor would react, Jade’s concerns have disappeared the moment she has seen her dog gently touching her nose with the shark’s.
“I was so happy,” she explained. “To see her meeting a whale shark, I honestly just felt overjoyed. Animals are incredible and it couldn’t have gone any better. My initial worry was that she might take a leap of faith onto the shark or that she would touch it. Once the shark was so close to her I knew I had nothing to worry about.”
Sailor might be the first dog to ever kiss a whale shark, and her mom could not be any prouder. Thankfully, Jade recorded the lovely moment the two animals interact!
“It was such an innocent interaction,” Jade said. “I felt so lucky to see it. To think Sailor is probably the only dog in the world to have kissed a whale shark is pretty special.”
Watch the rare encounter below!