There are endless reasons to love animals. Between their adorable faces, sweet demeanor, and intriguing habits, we can't help but fall in love with every animal we encounter!

This one little sea otter under the care of TikTok user @k_passionate is no exception. This person recently shared a video showing this otter named Clara demonstrating her irresistible "tippy-tappies," and it's a must-see for all.

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Oh my goodness, this pitter patter of this sweet sea otter's feet is absolutely captivating. Not only is this very smart animal complying with her caretaker's commands, but Clara also seems to be putting a bit of extra flair in these tippy-tappies for the camera. She is working for those shrimp, that's for sure!

As Clara's caretaker would likely attest, training sea otters can be an enchanting and rewarding experience. These playful and intelligent creatures possess a natural curiosity and an innate ability to learn. Still, to work closely with otters one must have patience, understanding, and a deep respect for their wild instincts in order to build a bond that encourages trust and cooperation.

As is the case with many other animals, positive reinforcement techniques, such as treats and praise, are tools for teaching otters a wide range of behaviors and tasks. In the video, Clara's caretaker tossed her several shrimp throughout the video to encourage her to continue with the tippy-tappies. Food is an unmatched motivator!

People in the comments were totally falling in love with Clara, and for good reason. TikTok user @robinbarendsen was impressed her tippy-tappies and said, "That’s some high quality tips, very good quality taps. Excellent tippy-taps."

Another person, @phdimposter4lyf, thinks Clara should be formally recognized for her achievement in tippy-taps. They commented, "She has earned her doctorate in tippy taps!" This is one degree that must be hung on the wall.

We didn't think it was possible to love sea otters more than we already do, but Clara is proving us wrong with this video. These tippy-taps will be playing on a loop for days!

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