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This Japanese Diver Visits His Fish Friend for 25 Years Now

Do fish have feelings? We typically don't think of them as warm, fuzzy types, but Yoriko, an Asian sheepshead wrasse who lives off the coast of Japan, might just prove us wrong. For 25 years, Yoriko has greeted local diver Hiroyuki Arakawa when he comes to tend a Shinto shrine beneath the waves.

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    Arakawa, who runs a local diving shop, manages the shrine and he consistently reports on his Facebook page that Yoriko comes to see him and plays with him as he tends the shrine.

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    Arakawa greets Yoriko with a kiss when they meet. The Dodo reports that Yoriko and Arakawa have been friends for 25 years now.

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    Arakawa also brings groups of divers beneath the waves to see the shrine, and his friendly fish companion will sometimes show up to greet them as well

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    Their beautiful story proves that the bond between human animals and finned-creature can be as tight as any.

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