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Screengrab via The Marine Mammal Center/Facebook

Separated by tides, brought together by love.

We're closer to Father's Day than Mother's Day at this point, but any parent—scratch that, anyone with a soul—will be touched by this reunion.

A veterinarian and biologist from the Marine Mammal Center in San Luis Obispo, California, managed the difficult feat of locating an otter mom after she lost her days-old pup in Morro Bay, according to a Facebook post. They were able to make the match because the mama otter responded to the baby's squeaks, and the pair seem only too grateful for the help.

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If you're confused about that pup toss, never fear: It was a calculated move.


And there you have it: Mom and pup, together again, free to swim and play and cuddle to their hearts' content. What could be better than that?

H/T Arbroath  

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