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Screengrab via The Marine Mammal Center/Facebook

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

Separated by tides, brought together by love.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 3, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 4:19 pm CDT

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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*First Published: Jun 3, 2016, 1:53 pm CDT