This is an amazing interaction between a little girl and a Sea Lion, captured at the National Zoo.
The girl runs back and forth gaining the attention of a playful Sea Lion who joins in the game by following around his new friend.
But what is really amazing is what happens 30 seconds into the video…
One of the little girls trips and falls, and the sea lion immediately stops with concern. The reaction seems very human, and what appears to be caring and concern for her friends well being. It’s shows that animals and humans can have similar feelings and emotions in the moment.