This Turtle Wanted To Ride A Manatee So He Rode A Freakin Manatee

This is one of the cutest things you’ll see on the Internet today.

A little turtle riding on the back of a manatee as a large group of sea cows swim through the El Portal neighborhood of Miami.

You seriously can’t make this stuff up.

I mean you could, but this is totally real.

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The photo was taken back on Feb 21 by José Ángel Gonzalo. He then posted them to the neighborhood social media site

Manatees are not an uncommon sight in South Florida waters and are often in the news as many of them are killed each year by boaters who run over them with propellors.

So far this year, already four manatees have been killed in Miami-Dade County.


“I just wanted to share with all of you these beautiful pictures,” Gonzalo wrote in a social media post. “I saw like 20 manatees in our Little River. Pls, lets take care of them and protect their environment. Btw, have a look at the little turtle!!!”


For the record, that turtle is now our spirit animal.

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