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WASHINGTON (WTVR) -- Jennifer and Mark Bittner took their Glen Allen family to the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Sunday. Their 7 year old son Alex, who has Asperger's Syndrome, found an unexpected friend in a sea lion.

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Alex, and his 9 year old brother Zachary, discovered the curious sea lion around 9:30 Sunday morning. You can hear him near the end of the video saying "This is the best thing of my life!"

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