This is the adorable moment a friendly fox cozies up to a man in a pub beer garden and begs to be stroked.

Animal lover Gary Sines couldn’t believe his luck when Britain’s friendliest fox sat on his lap while he was having a pint at the pub.

The 40-year-old builder was relaxing in the beer garden at The Star pub, in Malden Rushett, London, when the fox jumped onto his chair and cuddled up to him.

He was with his partner, Lindsay Rolfe, on Friday evening (August 2), when the incredible encounter took place.