A 7-Year-Old Boy With Asperger’s And A Sea Lion Playing At The Zoo Will Melt Your Heart (Video)

2/28/14 11:01AM EST

Sea Lions do not get enough attention, which is a shame considering how awesome this one is. Alex, a seven-year-old boy diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome was at the zoo with his family when Sophie the sea lion started following the boy around. The two played for a couple of minutes, with Alex running back and forth in front of the tank as Sophie followed, before Alex exclaimed he was having the best time of his life.

Alex’s mom, Jennifer Bittner, told Fox 5,

“It was amazing to witness the connection that the beautiful creature and my son seemed to share.”

And then my heart melted and I am now planning to go to the zoo as soon as possible.

 
 
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