While visiting the National Zoo, one young, lonely boy found a rare friend.

The seven year old featured in this video by Seriously Not Boring has Asperger’s Syndrome and unexpectedly connected with one of the sea lions at the Sea Lion exhibit.

The two played for a several fun minutes, but it was his mom who was really touched. 

“Sometimes my son feels lonely, but that day he found a friend in Sophie the Sea Lion.”

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