This friendly fish has visited a Japanese diver for 25 years
Nowadays, people have different animals as pets. It seems that any species can become man’s best friend.
The world has seen people bonding with unusually small creatures like lizards to big animals like baby elephants. If both of them show some sort of affection, and there is a sense of trust between them then anything is possible in the world of animals.
Something really special is a friendship between a Japanese diver and a fish. For many years, Hiroyuki Arakawa from Tateyama Bay in Japan has the job to clean and secure a very sacred underwater shrine.
Besides maintaining the shrine, he is also maintaining a unique bond with a fish named Yoriko.
For more than two decades, the two would recognize each other instantly. Arakawa never forgets to greet Yoriko with a kiss on his head which usually happens at 1:29. Fish are known to have very blank faces, but Arakawa is very different to him as the fish would not swim away like most fish do when human approaches.
The large Asian sheepshead wrasse fish swims right by his side as he does his work. The fish keeps him company in the dark depths of the bay. One can easily say, there is no bond stronger than that between a man and his fish.