Boy with prosthetic legs swims with dolphin with prosthetic tail

CLEARWATER, Fla. (CNN) -- A dolphin in Clearwater, Florida and an 8-year-old boy from England may live on different sides of the world, but they share a common bond.

Cieren Kelso, 8, went to Clearwater to swim with Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic tail.

"The feeling was great. Emotional to be swimming with a dolphin. I love dolphins. But the most best dolphin I've ever loved is Winter," said Kelso.

Kelso has prosthetic legs. Sunday he traded those prosthetic legs for custom made flippers for a rare one-on-one encounter with his new best friend.

Kelso says he felt an instant connection to Winter after seeing her in the movie "Dolphin Tale," a true story about a dolphin that receives a prosthetic tail.

Kelso says he wants to come back and work at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium -- so he can always look after Winter.


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