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Pet Otter Cuddles Up To A Kitten As They Go To Sleep And 8M People On YouTube Are Captivated
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Animals, Cats1 year ago

Pet Otter Cuddles Up To A Kitten As They Go To Sleep And 8M People On YouTube Are Captivated

Every once in a while, animals surprise us by forming unlikely friendships. We’ve already covered the story about a rescue vixen and her best friend, a bulldog, talked about a doggy who invited a stray pregnant cat to give birth inside his doghouse, a beautiful friendship blossoming between a duck and a pupper, and many more. Today, let’s add one more unusual companionship to the list.

This adorable otter that you can see in the pictures below is Sakura, who lives in Japan together with her owners and a kitten, Mochi.

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Every once in a while, animals surprise us by forming unlikely yet absolutely adorable friendships

Image credits: kawauso_sakura

Image credits: kawauso_sakura

Sakura has her own personal Instagram account followed by almost 47k users where her owners post adorable photos of the cutie that sometimes also feature her feline best friend Mochi.

Meet Sakura and Mochi—internet-famous buddies who live in Japan together with their owners

Image credits: kawauso_sakura

The otter also has a popular YouTube channel with 563k subscribers where the owners post all kinds of videos documenting Sakura and Mochi’s (adorable) daily life. One of the most popular videos on the channel that has recently gone viral on the interwebs captures the otter and the kitten cuddling with each other before going to sleep.

One of the most popular YouTube videos of the duo captures them cuddling before going to sleep

In the video, you can see Sakura trying her best to get as close to the kitten as possible, while he seems to not be paying much attention to it. The friends are seen cosily laying on the couch while the otter big-spoons the kitten.

People seem to be absolutely fascinated by these cuddle buddies and their beautiful friendship—since being uploaded, the video has gone viral and it currently has over 8 million views.

Image credits: ma ko

The adorable video currently has over 8 million views and more than 11 thousand comments

Image credits: ma ko

Here’s how people reacted to the video

Though, some people had other things to point out

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Russell Ellwardt
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Otters belong in the wild, together with their own family and pack. This one is desperately searching for the close contact s/he'd otherwise have with the other members of the pack. This is neither cute nor adorable but just sad. Please do not promote this kind of animal abuse here. These photos ought to be deleted.

Aliquid A
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree. Keeping an "introverted" wild animal as a pet is one thing, but keeping a social animal is cruel. It is psychological abuse to pry a social creature away from its family. The only exception is if it is a rescue animal for some reason (e.g. baby otter rescued when family died)

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Katinka Min
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As cute as it looks I feel terrible for that otter that will never feel the joy of swimming and playing with other otters. I know that the selfishness of humans has no boundaries, but it still makes me sad to see examples.

Lorelai Purvis
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yeah don't you think that MAYBE the otter has like, a pool or something? and she's totally fine with mochi, mochi is her snuggle buddy

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Isaac7lego
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cute! but I also agree that animals should be in the wild

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Russell Ellwardt
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Otters belong in the wild, together with their own family and pack. This one is desperately searching for the close contact s/he'd otherwise have with the other members of the pack. This is neither cute nor adorable but just sad. Please do not promote this kind of animal abuse here. These photos ought to be deleted.

Aliquid A
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree. Keeping an "introverted" wild animal as a pet is one thing, but keeping a social animal is cruel. It is psychological abuse to pry a social creature away from its family. The only exception is if it is a rescue animal for some reason (e.g. baby otter rescued when family died)

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Katinka Min
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As cute as it looks I feel terrible for that otter that will never feel the joy of swimming and playing with other otters. I know that the selfishness of humans has no boundaries, but it still makes me sad to see examples.

Lorelai Purvis
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yeah don't you think that MAYBE the otter has like, a pool or something? and she's totally fine with mochi, mochi is her snuggle buddy

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Isaac7lego
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cute! but I also agree that animals should be in the wild

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