Although bears are frequently seen as vicious, frightening animals, they also have a sensitive side.
The strong, unique bond that a black bear and a man have built over time is the excellent example of this below.
Over the years, the mother bear has visited Patrick Conley rather frequently, and one day, she brought her young cubs to meet him!
Patrick is from Asheville, North Carolina, where black bears are widespread and have a reputation for being friendly toward people.
This region of the US has a thriving bear population, which is partly a result of the bears’ adaptation to habitation among humans.
The video shows Simone the mother bear greeting her visitors as she emerges from the woods.
This in of itself is nothing out of the norm for Patrick. She met him this time, though, with her first litter of cubs.
His jaw literally dropped when he saw the lovely pack of cubs trudging along behind the mother cub.
He wrote on the caption for this video, ‘The cubs are the cutest things to ever have walked these woods, but then I’m kind of biased,’
Patrick already had a deep friendship with Simone, so meeting the cubs was like meeting a new family member to him.
Simone walks directly into the porch with her pups trailing closely behind her, demonstrating how close and at ease she is with Patrick.
The cubs appear less at ease than their mother because they take a moment to hesitate before climbing onto the porch.
Nevertheless, when all three of them finally appear on the porch to welcome Patrick, it is understandable that he is in awe.
A bear, which is normally seen as being terrifying, is so kind and confident in Patrick that he is meeting her helpless newborns. Amazing!
Simone follows the cubs closely as they run to the nearest tree to climb and play. They are still adjusting to this strange new reality.
Simone signals that it’s time to leave after some exploration, climbing, and fooling around. The group then vanishes into the forest.
Simone appeared to be well-fed and in good health, as noted by Patrick.
View the full video below:
Over the years, a man becomes friends with a bear, and she later brings her new cubs to meet him.
What a breathtaking encounter nature has given Patrick.