Your heart will explode when you see this lost baby otter reunited with its mom

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.

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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  

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'