Yes, they are terrifying, but shark attacks are rare and they are absolutely magnificent creatures. Their beauty and power are awe-inspiring, and according to this video, they may soon take over as man’s best friend.
OK, so that last part is a stretch, but this zebra shark sure loves a good tummy rub.
This video is from 2015, but it turns out not many people have seen it, so it’s our duty to expose it to the world.
In the video, a diver is in a tank in an aquarium cleaning the glass, but this shark just wants to cuddle. The predator swims up to the diver, snuggles into his side and the diver obliges by rubbing its tummy. Soon the shark turns over and I swear you can see a smile on its face.
Having a pet shark that you can play fetch with and give tummy tickles to sounds pretty amazing, but even though I’m no scientist I’m pretty sure this zebra shark is the exception and not the rule. So my dream of a cuddly best friend named Chomper may be just that; a dream.
Also, it doesn’t matter how badly you want to pet a shark, please don’t try this on your own. I have a feeling it won’t go quite this well.