A 2-day-old sea otter was reunited with its mother after being blown away in a strong tide.

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito said it was extremely rare to be able to reunite a pup and parent after they’ve been separated, but this time it proved successful–and someone recorded the memorable moment with a video.

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A veterinarian with The Marine Mammal Center and a sea otter biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were called to the scene in San Luis Obispo, California after the baby, which couldn’t even swim, was found adrift. They cruised up Morro bay to see if a female otter would react to the pup’s cries.

Sure enough, one did…

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