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Adorable video shows sea lion cuddling up to paddle boarder

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SAN DIEGO – A curious sea lion hitched a ride with a man paddle boarding near Coronado Island and their unusual encounter was caught on video.

The video posted by America’s Funniest Home Videos on Friday shows a man sitting on his board with a sea lion leaning up against his back.  The pair was hanging out in the San Diego Bay with the Coronado Bridge in the background.

The sea lion shows affection towards the man by resting its head on his shoulder – similar to a pet dog.

“Here’s my new friend.  He jumped aboard out at the bridge and is just hanging out with me – snuggled right against my back,” the man says with a little giggle.

The man in the video was not identified neither was the date when the video was taken.

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