Ben Burville, a scuba diver, encountered a grey seal in the North Sea. The seal embraced him with a long hug. Meet Dr Ben Burville a General Practitioner from Northumberland, who has struck up an incredible relationship with a colony of inquisitive seals. And has been winning the internet ever since he caught an adorable moment on video when a wild grey seal swam up and hugged him underwater. Ben has been scuba diving for almost 20 years. He has become very familiar with the local seals. Ben is used to the bond he has with his deep sea buddies. The doctors incredible journey began when his wife Kirsty – who also dives – bought a digital camera with an underwater housing.