CLEARWATER, FL (CNN) - A dolphin in Clearwater, Florida and an 8-year-old boy from England. They're from different sides of the world but they share a common bond.
Cieren Kelso says, "The feeling was great...emotional to be swimming with a dolphin. I love dolphins. But, the most best dolphin I've ever loved is Winter."
Winter has a prosthetic tail, and Cieren has prosthetic legs. This weekend, Cieren had the encounter of his life.
Cieren says he felt an instant connection to Winter after seeing her in the movie "Dolphin Tale", a true story about a dolphin that receives a prosthetic tail.
And Sunday, he traded his prosthetic legs for custom-made flippers for a rare one-on-one encounter with his new best friend.
Cieren says he wants to come back and work at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium so he can always look after Winter.