‘Love knows no bounds.’: 10-month-old forms sweet bond with swim instructor amid lonely pandemic

You’re never too young to make a best friend.

When Tracey Martorana started taking her then 3-month-old baby boy to get swimming lessons, she wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Lucas was born during the pandemic, meaning he hadn’t been given the chance to meet a lot of people.

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Soon enough, though, she could tell that Lucas loved his swimming lessons! He got along great with the people of Saf-T-Swim in New York, but there was one instructor in particular with who he quickly formed a deep connection with: Carlson Rogers.

“Being a pandemic baby, our circle is really small,” Tracey said. “He knows the grandparents, immediate family, and then there’s Carlson. Carlson is a part of our crew.”

This story originally appeared on InspireMore.

Now 10 months old, Lucas is exclusively taking private lessons with his new best friend. This adorable duo just clicks, in part because Carlson doesn’t have a problem going with the flow. If Lucas starts to cry, he has no problem taking a step back and letting the fussy baby have some space. But most of their time together is spent with lots of splashing, laughing, and, of course, swimming!

Since their relationship is so precious, Tracey decided to share a couple of moments between them online, both of which went viral! In one of the videos, baby Lucas got a little too sleepy to keep swimming. He rests his head on Carlson’s shoulder who immediately snuggles him right back.

@dash.of.deliciousnessSome days call for swimming, while others call for snuggling with our swim instructor 💙 ##babylove ##friendshipgoals ##fyp ##foryou ##innocent ##swimming ##swimmingpool ##swimmingbaby ##swimminglessons ##todayshow ##goodmorningamerica ##foryoubaby ##friendsforever ##youvegotafriendinme ##priceless @Saf-T-Swim @TODAY Show @TODAY with Hoda & Jenna @Ellen♬ YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME – CHRISTINA PERRI

“I love watching the relationship,” she said. “Carlson is a big strapping man and Lucas loves to hug him and hold onto him.”

In another video, Carlson and baby Lucas can be seen recreating an iconic scene from Disney’s animated The Lion King. This moment is made all the better thanks to Tracey adding in the famous song, “Circle of Life,” that plays during the scene.

@dash.of.deliciousnessParents: Get your 9 month old a swim instructor like this‼️##fridayfeeling ##foryou ##foryoupage ##fyp ##smile ##smiledaychallenge ##swimming ##swimmingpool ##swiminstructor ##babyshark ##babyswimming ##babylove ##babyboy ##simba ##lionking ##happy ##specialfriends ##chooselove @hodaandjenna @TODAY Show♬ Circle of Life – Furnace and the Fundamentals

“The comment section is hysterical. Everyone loves Carlson,” she said. “I think it was just something important for people to see. Love knows no bounds.”

We absolutely love these two, and we hope to see more adorable moments from their friendship as Lucas gets older!

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