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13 Life Lessons That Sea Otters Can Teach Us About Friendship

Friendships aren't just about holding hands, floating away, and looking cute while doing so.

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1. Friends that laugh together, stay together

A little bit of kelp doesn't hurt either.
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A little bit of kelp doesn't hurt either.

2. Support each other no matter what (even if you caught your best friend holding somebody else's paws)

3. Dance like no one's watching and a true friend would join you

...most of the time.
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...most of the time.

4. Love your friends, no matter how odd they look

"I could never find skin this smooth on an otter!"
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"I could never find skin this smooth on an otter!"

5. Going to parties with your friends usually leads to the fondest memories

Memories that you'll cherish for the rest of your lives.
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Memories that you'll cherish for the rest of your lives.

6. Stand up for your friends when they're being bullied.

And don't go down without a fight.
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And don't go down without a fight.

7. Sometimes you have to pull your friends out of trouble (even when they don't want to be pulled)

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"Looks like somebody's had one too many drinks for one night."

8. Comfort your buddies when they need a shoulder to lean on

"It's okay. Just keep trying. You'll crack that clam open eventually."
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"It's okay. Just keep trying. You'll crack that clam open eventually."

9. Tickling is guaranteed to make anyone smile

Caution: The flailing arms of the tickled may hit the tickler's face.
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Caution: The flailing arms of the tickled may hit the tickler's face.

10. It's okay to get into a bit of mischief

Whether or not you get caught, at least you'll have a story to tell all of your other friends.
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Whether or not you get caught, at least you'll have a story to tell all of your other friends.

11. If your friends are being fake, you got to show them some tough love and let them know!

12. Pray for your friends

Even if you don't believe in prayer, your thoughts of goodwill and peace will make this friendship a satisfying one.
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Even if you don't believe in prayer, your thoughts of goodwill and peace will make this friendship a satisfying one.

13. If you and a friend ever go your separate ways, don't forget, there are always plenty of otters in the sea!

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