A curious gray whale got close enough to be kissed by tourists as it breached right next to a boat. The footage was filmed by Alexander Banky while on a boat tour of Magdalena Bay in San Carlos, Mexico.
It shows the friendly giant appearing just inches away from the boat.
“It really made you feel a connection to nature,” Banky told Storyful. “I hope this video makes people realize how important it is to protect and appreciate the natural beauty of our planet.
The whale can be heard snorting as a tourist reaches forward to stroke it. Another tourist then hurries forward and pats the whale.
As the whale gets closer, the tourist leans forward to kiss its head.
The whale then breaches again, this time putting its head just a few inches from the tourists in the boat. The whale allows a few more tourists to kiss it before it begins to move off.
Before it completely swims away, it blasts the tourists with water as they yell and laugh in delight.