I petted stingrays today! They liked me! They also liked the squid I was feeding them. But some of them cuddled me before the squid even came out, so obviously I have natural stingray charm.
I hugged several that came right up to me just to say hi. In my arms they went limp and stared at me placidly. Their tummies felt like wet mushrooms.
What a blessing to interact with such gentle, tolerant creatures in their natural setting. 10/10, would recommend if you find yourself in Cayman.