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The 9 stages of Charlie Bird being special-cuddled by a seal

Ireland relived the moment last night.

SOME YEARS AGO, former RTÉ reporter and national institution Charlie Bird went to Antarctica.

There, he enjoyed a cuddle with a seal. Which I think we can all agree is a special thing.

The video of the incident was a YouTube hit at the time, but Ireland got to relive it last night when Charlie appeared on the Saturday Night Show to discuss his upcoming trip to the Arctic.

Here are the 9 stages of that eye-opening moment:

1. The Introduction

With tail-wag, and an answering wave from Charlie.

2. The Shimmy

Smoky.

3. The First Contact

Awkward, but we’ve all been there.

4. The Bandwagon Jumper

Ah here.

5. The Room For One More

Cuddles for all!

6. The Brave Face

Not bad, in the situation.

7. The Bliss

8. The Well, This Is Awkward

9. And finally, the At Peace

Ahhhh.

Source: RTÉ - Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster

NEWSFLASH: Directly from the RTÉ Scheduling Department…

Watch the full Saturday Night Show interview with Charlie Bird on the RTÉ Player here.

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