A tip of the hat to Ariel Myren, who captured this magical little moment at the National Zoo in Washington DC.
Of course, many people on The Internets are claiming that the playful sea lion is showing concern for the little girl he's having fun with.
But we reckon that it's more a case of: 'Hang on a minute, you were just playing with me! Why the hell did that stop?!'
Either way: it's pretty darn adorable.