Most kids have dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, or guinea pigs for pets. Some have horses, ponies, gerbils, newts, mini pigs, hamsters, turtles, or other rather common domesticated species. But one young boy living in La Gomera, one of Spain’s Canary Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, has something you will never believe: a pet stingray!

It is unknown when this rather unusual friendship began but a video shared on YouTube shows the young boy summoning the sea creature and feeding it like it was his pet dog! It is amazing to watch the creature move to the edge of the dock and allow the boy to pat its back.

I have heard of dolphins befriending people or dogs in the shallows but this is certainly the first time I have ever heard of a stingray befriending humans and responding to their calls! I should this is quite incredible. This boy certainly has a unique gift.

Check out the amazing video here:

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