I can only imagine seeing one of the biggest animals in the ocean swimming along a boat, but can you imagine jumping into the water and taking a ride along a whale shark?  Umm, no.  Well, this kid did just that...

The young boy is actually taking a lot of heat for the stunt.  Evidently, touching an animal like this rubs off some slimy substance that keeps the shark moisturized.  I had no idea...

Check out the incredible video here -