Children can form the strangest of friendship, either with animals or even the imaginary ones that they create in their head. In their own way, these friendships help these children to develop over time and prepare them for the outside world when they grow up. And in the old fishing harbour of Vueltas located on La Gomera, one boy has developed the strangest friendships of all: a stingray.
The town is known for the various stingrays that live in the area, as the fishermen throw their bycatch into the port where the creatures feed. But the little boy named Joel does more than just stand by and watch them eat. He goes right up to one, and the creature allows him to pet it while it eats!