It’s rather typical (and mainly gratifying) to see small children form strong, personal ties with animals. However, those delightful interactions are more likely to occur with puppies or cats, and less probable with wild animals. As a result, a young youngster developing a remarkable bond with a massive stingray is not something you see every day!
Furthermore, the boy’s peculiar companion lives in the sea. But it doesn’t stop Joel from interacting with his colossal pal. In reality, the small child waits on the pier every morning for his pal to meet him.
The small person offers it some fresh fish in exchange! The strange meeting occurred at Gran Rey, a tiny fishing community with a population of about 4,000 people in the Canary Islands, Spain.
A tranquil setting where people nevertheless have a close connection with nature. Because children spend their days fishing on the stairs near the village’s port, the bycatch generally ends up in the sea, attracting huge marine species such as stingrays. Even still, seeing the young child provide snacks to such a gigantic creature is a sight to witness.
Fortunately, a traveler caught the wonderful event on camera and published it on YouTube.
The video went viral as planned, with around 60 million views so far. Even though it is comforting to see Joel feeding and cuddling his odd companion, it is important to remember that these are wild creatures, and while stingrays are not normally aggressive, one incorrect action might be fatal.