False Killer Whale Makes A New Best Friend

Image: YouTube Screenshot

Image: YouTube Screenshot

Lucas Nielsen, a 10-year-old boy from Vanderhoof, B.C., is a common visitor in Vancouver. Because he has strabismus, an abnormal alignment of the eyes, he makes regular visits at the B.C. Children’s Hospital.

According to Claire, Nielsen’s mother, frequent visits to the Vancouver Aquarium have led to a really strong bond between her son an a false killer whale named Chester.

Image: YouTube Screenshot

Image: YouTube Screenshot

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Lucas is homeschooled and doesn’t have many friends, making Chester’s friendship extra important to him.

“He started recognizing me and started following me from one underwater viewing gallery to another, and he started actually spitting regurgitated food out at me and sticking out his tongue,” Nielsen said.

Video: CBC News