The Daily Treat: Monitor Lizards Just Want to Hug It Out, Okay?

Monitor Lizards in Water in Bangkok, Thailand: Photo
Barbara Walton/EPA/Landov

updated 07/19/2013 at 05:00 PM EDT

originally published 07/19/2013 01:30PM

We could all learn a little something from these two monitor lizards.

While enjoying a day of swimming at Bangkok's Lumphini Park in Thailand, the playful guys took a moment to stop and say, "I love you," as they passed each other. Upon meeting, each lizard wrapped its arms around the other, sharing what looks to be a pretty cozy embrace.

Though we can't say for sure if this a common practice among members of the scaly species, we will say this: it never hurts to know someone has your back.



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