Cats and dolphins do not generally strike up friendships, but a close bond seems to have developed between the cat and at least one of the dolphins shown in the video below.
The cute encounter included lots of face-to-face rubbing and friendly paw taps.
The encounter occurred in 1998 at Theater of the Sea marine park in Islamorada, Fla., but it was not posted to the Internet via YouTube until early last month. As of Tuesday afternoon it had garnered nearly 1.7 million views. You'll understand why after you take a look: