An elderly Finnish man has struck up a lovable friendship with an otter.

Seppo Laamanen, 65, and his soft friend, Iivari, have been indivisible since the otter showed up on his doorstep on 2011.

He was little and malnourished when they met, yet Seppo gave him worms and fish to strengthen him.

From the first meeting, the adorable otter visits Seppo at his home in Punkaharju in eastern Finland every day.

The couple have numerous guests yet Seppo is the only one that Iivari lets him get closer.

Iivari is so comfy around Seppo, he even goes into his home where he has a food bowl and eats out on the porch.