Here’s a great little video that shows how animals–even ones in a tank on the other side of the glass–can have empathy just like humans.

The little girl in blue is seen running past the sea lion tank at the National Zoo in Washington. The sea lion in the tank, Seagull, is obviously watching the girl as she runs past the glass–it’s like they are playing tag as the girl slides her hand along the tank.

After a few passes, the little girl tripped and fell. Seagull immediately stops swimming and watches the little girl, clearly concerned. This breathtakingly moment was captured on video and then watched by over 20 million people!

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