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This Is What Happens When A Fish And A Diver Form A 25-Year Bond

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If we're lucky, some friendships last a lifetime. Through thick and thin, you know you can count on your buddy to be there for you when you really need them.

Even if time and space keeps you away from each other, a true friend will always welcome you back with open arms.

One Japanese diver has formed an unusual, lifelong friendship with a fish named Yoriko. Over 25 years ago, diver, Hiroyuki Arakawa began caring for an underwater Shinto shrine. This is where he met Yoriko, a friendly Asian sheepshead wrasse.

Watch a video of their sweet underwater ritual on the next page!

It's hard to imagine what a man and a fish would talk about for 25 years, but sometimes a connection is made with more than words.

The two have been friends for so long that they have developed a sweet ritual. Yoriko comes racing over when he hears Hiroyuki's hammer knocking against a piece of metal. The diver then pulls off his mask and shares an adorable fishy kiss with his old friend.

[h/t Atlas Obscura]