Shark Cuddles With This Diver Every Time She Sees Him, And It's Been Going On For 7 Years

Now that's an uncommon sort of a friendship!

Shark Cuddles With This Diver Every Time She Sees Him, And It's Been Going On For 7 Years
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It's quite common to see a man be good friends with animals such as a dog or a cat. But can the same be said for wilder, carnivorous animals, such as a shark? Well, obviously not. However, Australian diver Rick Anderson's unlikely friendship with a shark shows that it's not entirely impossible. Seven years ago, during one of his diving sessions, he met a harmless shark pup and gently patted her.

But who knew that just one pat was enough to forge a friendship with her so strong that even today, after a good seven years, whenever she sees him, she swims up to him and cuddles with him. It's incredible how she recognizes him every time and comes over to him each time she sees him around. The thought of this is hardly believable and so is the sight, and even Rick's friends feel the same every time they see the shark come over to cuddle with him. They say it's a cool sight to see, and we bet it is!

Check it out!

Rick Anderson has a very special friendship with a shark!

Rick Anderson has a very special friendship with a shark!

He's a professional scuba diver in Port Jackson, Australia, and teaches scuba diving.

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Seven years ago, he gently patted a shark pup he met underwater...

Seven years ago, he gently patted a shark pup he met underwater...
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And that one pat led to a friendship between them that lasts even today!

She swims over to him every time she sees him!

She swims over to him every time she sees him!
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She absolutely loves him, and cuddles with him at every chance she gets!

It's incredible how she recognizes him every time!

It's incredible how she recognizes him every time!
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When she sees him, she swims over to him and moves around him in circles until he notices her!

Who'd have thought something like this could even be possible!

Who'd have thought something like this could even be possible!
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Well, at least now we know that it's only improbable, not entirely impossible!

Rick's friends still can't believe it!

Rick's friends still can't believe it!
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And this is even after seeing the sight with their own eyes!

They say it's a cool sight to see...

They say it's a cool sight to see...
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And it's quite obvious too, isn't it? After all, who wouldn't want to see a shark cuddle with a human, instead of trying to attack him for dinner!

But Rick is careful not to feed her, or any other sharks that he plays with...

But Rick is careful not to feed her, or any other sharks that he plays with...
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And this approach is probably for the best.