A UK filmmaker has become best friends with a raven and says the bird often comes inside for a cuddle. The seven-year-old called Loki has grown up in captivity and now has a bond so strong with its owner that it regularly seeks him out for an embrace. Elliot Manarin, based in Basildon, was offered Loki by a breeder after its owner passed away and initially discovered a spiky personality. But years of hard work, love and attention has seen the pair become best friends with the animal even comforting the 33-year-old when his mum died. This footage is being managed exclusively by Newsflare. To license this video email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +44 (0) 203 937 6280 Subscribe to NewsflareBreaking: http://bit.ly/newsflare Connect with NewsflareBreaking Online: ▶Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Newsflare ▶Twitter https://twitter.com/Newsflare ▶Google+ http://bit.ly/NewsflareGoogle Register now to upload your videos and be notified of paid video assignments near you. → Visit www.newsflare.com to find out more.