Teri Wilson
October 01, 2015 7:34 am

A new video posted to Facebook has us really wishing we could dive into a pool filled with baby otters. You kind of have to see it to believe it. One woman + dozens of Asian small-clawed otters = ALL the cuteness. It’s like witnessing the most adorable (aquatic) group hug in the world. For real. Those baby otters just can’t seem to get enough of her.

Clearly they know an animal lover when they see one. The woman in the video is Stephanie Arne, a wildlife ambassador and conservationist. She also happens to be the first-ever female host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom television show. (OK, we’re beginning to see where the otters are coming from because that is seriously awesome.)

Stephanie’s job is basically traveling the world, exploring different cultures and shining a light on issues affecting all aspects of nature. Which pretty much sounds like the best gig in the world. (Where do we sign up?) Stephanie swims with sharks, builds libraries in Kenya, works with zoos all across the U.S. and travels the globe speaking about conservation and sustainability.

Oh, she also hugs otters. We mentioned that before, right?

Stop, baby otters. Just stop. We can’t handle the cute.

These baby animals are pretty sure they can fly. Ah, youth!

Instagram animals you should follow, like, yesterday

[Image and video via Facebook.]

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