The golden retriever befriended the curious whale shark and had a very cute encounter with him. Additionally, the two cuties shared a kiss, which was caught on camera by the human mother. Australian diver Jade Purcell travels by boat with her dog Sailor. But recently, she witnessed an unexpected event when her beloved furry friend encountered marine life for the first time. The couple were boating near Ningaloo Reef in Australia when a 22-meter-long whale shark approached their boat. Seeing the encounter between her dog and the whale shark immediately lifted Jade’s spirits.
“This sailor had never seen a whale shark before. I expected it, but it was much more than I had imagined. I told them several times not to touch it, but no one listened. Sailor sniffed and kissed the shark.” Jade was worried at first, not sure how Sailor would react, but her worries dissipated when she saw her dog gently touching the shark.
“I was so happy,” she explained. To be honest, I was thrilled when we encountered the whale sharks. The animals were wonderful and couldn’t have been nicer. My first concern was whether I was going to be able to jump on the sharks or touch them. When the sharks approached, I knew I had nothing to fear.”
Sailor may be the first dog to kiss a whale shark. Fortunately, Jed was there to capture the incredible moment the two touched.
“It was such an innocent exchange,” Jade says. I felt very special thinking that Sailor might have been the only dog in the world to have kissed a whale shark.”