An Awesomely Brave Man Gets To Trade Bear Hugs With A Massive Bear

If you meet a bear in the wild, odds are, you’re in for a bad time.

Even if you stay safe by spraying it, yelling at it, running away, or playing dead, your day will be ruined. After all, bears are massive and dangerous creatures.

This man in Russia, however, apparently didn’t get the memo about how dangerous they are. Watch as this bear handler cuddles and plays with a giant brown bear.

He’s either brave, stupid, or extremely lucky!

It would be so cool to interact with a giant predator like this…but also terrifying. So, if you see a bear in the wild, keep your distance. You never know how it’s going to react.