In a heartwarming moment captured on video, a dolphin and a dog play a game of chase in the shallows of the Black Sea coast in Crimea. The footage was filmed by Anastasia Vinnikova while she was walking with her daughter and a pod of dolphins appeared to be hunting for fish in the shallow waters.
The playful dolphin swims into the shallows with small waves lapping at the shore as the curious dog, named Patrick, runs over to investigate.
The game of chase begins as the dolphin swims back out to sea and Patrick follows, only for the dolphin to return to the shore with Patrick in hot pursuit. In one moment, Patrick even touches the dolphin’s tail before the intelligent creature swims away into deeper waters.
The dolphin eventually rejoins its pod, swimming a little further out from the shore before making one final return to the beach as Patrick runs over again.
Anastasia reassures viewers that no one was hurt during the playful encounter and that the dolphins were simply swimming close to the shore to catch fish. The heartwarming video has garnered a lot of attention on social media, with one commenter even saying that they were inspired to buy tickets to Crimea after watching it.
Overall, this video is a touching reminder of the beauty and intelligence of the animal kingdom, and the ability of different species to form bonds and engage in playful behavior with one another.