PHOTO: Seal Pup Plants Kiss on Mom

Seal and its newborn pup

Anna Henly/Barcroft Media /Landov

updated 11/30/2012 AT 4:55 PM ET

originally published 11/30/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET

There’s nothing like a mother’s love – and this seal pup knows that firsthand!

While defending against the cold weather, a newborn seal pup sought some warmth by its mother’s side on Wednesday. After cuddling up to her, it leaned in for a precious peck, rubbing noses.

Part of a larger colony living in Scotland, the pair managed to steal a private moment, and the pup seemed all the better for it. Guess mother really nose best!