An elderly man has struck up an adorable friendship with an otter.

Seppo Laamanen, 65, and Iivari the otter became inseparable after he appeared at Seppo’s doorstep in 2011.

Small and malnourished, Seppo fed him and worms and fish.

And the adorable otter repaid his kindness by always visiting Seppo at his home in Punkaharju in eastern Finland.