If you love a cute story, congratulations – you’ve come to the right place.

In our new favourite tale of unlikely friendships, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, was seen in a recent video diving in UAE waters when he spotted a trapped fish.

After freeing the fish, the little guy seemed to be so happy he followed Sheikh Hamdan around for a good five minutes.

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The photos and video were captured by Ali Essa, Sheikh Hamdan’s private photographer.

The story was promptly shared via social media on Instagram and Snapchat, showing the fish thanking his saviour by sticking by his side.

Here’s a clip from Ali Essa’s Instagram:

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One Instagram commenter said: “I didn’t know Sheikh Hamdan had undersea fans, and at the same time I’m thinking: No wonder! If I were a whale I’d be a fan too.”

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Some more photos of the Crown Prince and the fish encounter:

We can’t quite figure out whether this is the photo in which the fish is stuck, but he seems to have his head trapped in a pole. How he got in there? Who knows…

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Another of Essa’s photos of the fish with the Crown Prince:

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Photos: Instagram/@ali_essa1, Snapchat/ali_essa1, YouTube/Ali Essa

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