The San Francisco Police Department got a call in the middle of the night about a beach-goer in need of help. Around 1:00 a.m., officers arrived on the scene at Ocean Beach to find that this was no ordinary beachgoer in distress - it was an adorable, helpless baby seal.
He was discovered in a stairwell alone and shivering. His distress quickly gave way to excitement when he realized he finally had company to care for him. The officers said he immediately took to them and wouldn't leave their side. To keep him warm, they snuggled him and waited for further help to arrive.
The police on the scene named him “George Bison,” explaining, "'George' is the call sign for officers assigned to Richmond Station, and the station's softball team mascot is a bison." They admitted that they never learned whether "he" was a boy or a girl.
The SFPD officers kept him warm, and in turn, he warmed their hearts.
"Officers were in constant communication with The Marine Mammal Center and kept the pup company until morning to ensure it didn't cross into oncoming traffic once commute hours began," the SFPD wrote.
"George" is currently residing at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California where he is being cared for by their adoring staff. They hope he will be healthy enough to be released back into the wild soon.
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H/T: The Dodo