An elderly man has struck up an adorable friendship with a wild otter after the small animal appeared on his doorstep starving. Seppo Laamanen, 65, befriended the otter he’s named Iivari after the animal showed up malnourished at his home back in 2011.
Seppo fed the otter worms and fish and the small animal recovered. Since then, the otter always visits Seppo at his home in Punkaharju in eastern Finland.
The video below shares their story and some cute clips of the duo visiting around Seppo’s snowy home.
This story reminds me of the man who has befriended a wild penguin. Watch their heartwarming friendship here.