A beautiful moment was captured on video when a caretaker hugged his orphaned bear and shared a tender exchange.
At the Orphaned Wildlife Center in New York, tenderhearted caretaker Jim shared a special moment with his orphaned brown bear, Leo.
In this precious exchange caught on video, Jim spends several minutes hugging his favorite bear friend, rubbing his fur, and scratching his back.
Perhaps one of the most wonderful moments was when Jim found a special spot on Leo’s chest – when he scratched it, Leo’s leg began to shake.
He looked like an enormous dog getting his belly rubbed, making it hard to believe that he is actually a full-grown brown bear.
The caretakers give such incredible care to the orphaned bears at the Orphaned Wildlife Center, and this moment between Jim and Leo makes it clear how much they love their animals.