This poor little guy needed someplace warm and soft for a nap and a human to snuggle with..

J.R. Gilkinson knew not to approach sea lions, but what do you do when a baby sea lion crawls on to your boat?

Gilkinson was boating just a couple of miles off New Port Beach, California, when they came across the baby in the water. The little guy wriggled his way on to the boat and enjoyed the warm sun as he nuzzled J.R. and took a nap.

J.R. Gilkinson via YouTube

The encounter lasted for about an hour, and Gilkinson insists that it was all on the baby sea lion's terms.

"It was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had," he told Huffington Post.

Watch "My Life Changing Experience With A Baby Seal" in the video below.