'More Than Words': Diver Wowed as Seal Clasps His Hand

A diver off the coast of northeast England caught a tender moment on camera as a seal clasped his hand during an underwater encounter, footage posted to Twitter on May 5 shows.

Ben Burville captioned the moment with the message, “sometimes #HoldingHands can say more than words.”

Burville, a scuba diver who works as a doctor in the coastal town of Amble, Northumberland, has built up a rapport with seals in the area after nearly 20 years diving among them. Credit: Ben Burville via Storyful

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