Howard Meets a Seal

Howard recounts a memorable chance encounter on the beach.

Early in the show, Howard said Beth was on "Ellen" yesterday and told a story about taking a picture of a seal on the beach: "I was alone with this seal and he had just gone back into the water and when I returned--when I came back with my camera, he turned around and came out of the water and sat there and stared at me and, like, posed and at one point started waving to me. And I snapped away pictures of him. And then I started to walk away, you know, and went back home." Howard was moved: "I said, 'Hm. I wonder if that seal is still there.' I walk all the way back to see the seal and I sat down with him, and I said, 'I want to thank you, for...' Yeah. I did. I don't have any friends. So I said to the seal, 'I really want to thank you for, you know, coming back out the water and posing for me. You're very sweet to do that.'" … And then, as I walked away, I saw him go back into the ocean."