Eager Baby Seal Joins In During Navy Training Exercise—And It’s So Cute It Hurts ????

Training to be a Navy SEAL is rigorous, stressful, and demanding—both mentally and physically. It’s only for the strongest of the strong. It requires fortitude, and a real passion for what you’re doing. The Navy SEALs are some of the most well-trained armed forces in the world, but even they get upstaged from time to time. Most recently, it was by a little kid…kind of.  

A short video has been going viral lately, and it’s easy to see why. The clip shows Navy SEALs in training. They’re joined by a seal pup, whose natural ability meant he had no problem keeping up.

I mean…

The curious pup couldn’t help but rush out to play with his new friends. Seals and sea lions are curious and playful, and following friends out to play in the water sounds like exactly the sort of thing a young pinniped would do. (They are also aggressive and skilled hunters, so do NOT try to play with them in the wild. For real.)

Twitter is SO IN LOVE. 

So was Instagram.

The seal was one tough teacher.

But ultimately, it was a cuteness overload.

We can totally see why. If the Marines are Semper Fi, and the Navy is Semper Fortis, this little guy is Semper Flippin’ Adorable.

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