Long, long ago, humans and animals were really close friends. This still happens today. Even though many of us can’t imagine life far from the busy city, some folks live peacefully in the wild.
Seppo Laamanen is one of those people. He’s 65 years old and lives all by himself in a cozy house in the Finnish woods. Seppo is never lonely because he’s got animal friends right by his doorstep. But the best buddy of all is an otter.
Every day, the otter pays Seppo a visit, and the old man looks forward to it every morning. This special friendship began a few winters back. One chilly day, Seppo found a little otter on his porch, asking for food. It was freezing, and the lake was nearly frozen, making it hard for the otter to find food. Seppo, being a kind-hearted man, gave the otter some fish, and they became fast friends. Their friendship even became famous online when someone shared their story.
Now, the friendly otter feels right at home in Seppo’s house, and the old man is happy to have him around. With winter coming, Seppo keeps extra food in case his otter friend brings some furry pals. You can watch a video to learn more about this heartwarming story!