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Curious Manatee Ready to Go for Paddleboard Ride in Florida

It’s not every day that a manatee comes up to say hello, but this video shows just how rare that scene is!

Celine Chasteen and a friend, as reported by ABC Action News, were paddleboarding in Jupiter, Florida, when a surprising visitor came up to the surface for a ride.

The two manatees surfaced near the paddleboarders, but one in particular was more curious than other. Watch the interaction below.

Can you believe the way that manatee just climbed aboard? Its flippers on the board is pretty much the cutest thing we’ve seen all day.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee confirmed this video, also stating that if manatees avoid you, don’t seek them out!

Sometimes by respecting wildlife, they turn out to be just as curious about us.

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Curious Manatee Ready to Go for Paddleboard Ride in Florida