Adorable wild seal follows diver to give him a hug

Sometimes seals can seem as tame as dogs as seen in this adorable video where a curious grey seal approaches an underwater diver to give him a hug.

Ben Burville, 49, encountered the young grey seal while diving in the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland.

The doctor is seen gently tickling the creature under its chin before the mammal wraps a flipper around his shoulder in an apparently affectionate embrace.

Burville, from Amble, Northumberland, said: "He just came near me and he was interacting with me during the dive.