Whoever wrote Folgers' jingle -- "The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!" -- obviously never woke up to a pod of dolphins.
But that's how Brian Bowman started his day after seeing "the largest and closest pod of dolphins" he had ever seen in the water right outside his beachfront home on Oahu's North Shore. Bowman and friends jumped into the water to start the worst day of the week (Monday) in the most epic way possible, as seen in this video.
"Naturally before even a cup of coffee," Bowman wrote on his YouTube page, "we jumped in and swam with them for over an hour."
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that Hawaiian spinner dolphins (which are likely the type of dolphins he saw) usually rest and tend to their young near coastlines and sheltered bays during the daytime because white sand backgrounds make them more visible to predators.
Bowman and his friends didn't need coffee to get them going, but the dolphins may have actually still been sleeping. According to NOAA, when dolphins sleep, they swim "slowly, occasionally surfacing for air, allowing half their brain to sleep at a time."
Thankfully, from the looks of the video, Bowman and his friends seem to keep their distance from the perhaps-still-slumbering pod, but the best part of waking up is definitely special moments like these!