Recently, a photo of a dog lovingly kissing a dolphin has gone viral on Twitter, with 1.3 million likes and more than 242,000 shares.
The photo of a kiss between a dog and a dolphin caused a storm on Twitter.
Notably, this is not the only emotional moment of these two different animals. It is known that the couple has been friends since childhood and up to now, this friendship has lasted for 8 years.
Gunner – The Golden Retriever first met his dolphin friend Delta when he was 8 weeks old at the Florida Dolphin Research Center. Unlike other hyperactive dogs, Gunner does not run and jump, but just lay still and watched the dolphins swim.
Attracted by Gunner’s calm demeanor, Delta, a friendly dolphin, immediately approached and even brought a toy to play with Gunner.
To Delta’s goodwill, Gunner was quick to reciprocate and learned to play with his dolphin friend by grabbing the toys it was given.
8-week-old Gunner and 4-year-old Delta became best friends from the first meeting.
Marie Blanton, a senior trainer at the center and owner of Gunner, shared that she and her colleagues have been trying to build a close relationship with dolphins to study their personalities. That’s why she wants to expose these dolphins to as many different things as possible, including her 8-week-old dog that goes to work with her every day.
Every time they meet, Gunner and Delta become inseparable
Marie Blanton said: “The first time I brought Gunner to the port I thought he would bark loudly or show excitement when he met the dolphins but he did the opposite. Lie down and watch and was extremely calm. This is what attracted me. get Delta’s attention.”
Since that first meeting, each time Marie Blanton brought Gunner, the dolphin Delta would immediately appear at the dock with her toys. The two animals began to rejoice and play together.
And when he was tired, Gunner would lie on the docks and watch Delta play.
After that, the time Gunner followed her owner to work gradually shortened. He only goes to the center a few times a month, but their friendship has not waned.
To this day, when Gunner is 8 years old and Delta is 12 years old, that friendship remains strong even though they do not see each other often. Ms. Marie Blanton insists the pair always recognize each other immediately and Delta is always the first dolphin to greet Gunner.
Dolphins are one of the most intelligent animals and are loved by humans for their friendly appearance and mischievous attitude. Meanwhile, dogs are always considered a loyal friend of man. The enduring friendship of these two seemingly unrelated animals is perfect proof that friendship knows no boundaries. As long as you have a sincere heart, you will also be reciprocated with a precious affection.