SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A sea lion pup was out looking for love on Valentine's Day and found it in Santa Barbara's Sterns Wharf.

The little guy joined a family from Orange County who rented kayaks for the day. The family loved having the unexpected visitor who even cuddled up with Dad as he paddled with his kids.

A crowd gathered on the pier watching as the sea lion pup enjoyed his Valentine's Day ride.

Slideshow: Sea Lion Pup Jumps On Family Kayak In Santa Barbara

POSTED: 10:54 AM PST Feb 16, 2015 

Photo by Joe Buttitta

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