Reunions are always heartwarming, especially between orphaned animals and the people that used to comfort them in the most difficult of times. Whether a tiny puppy or a massive wild animal, it’s always nice to get a big hug just like in the old times. So when this 800lbs bear is reunited with his old human friend after a few years, the result is nothing short of adorable.
A bear’s reunion with the man who took care of her when she was a cub is shown in a video. A beautiful scene unfolded at the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York, showing why they are called gentle giants.
Just like any other orphaned animal, Sonya was sad and scared when rescuer brought her to the center, after losing her mother. But thanks to people like Jonathan, she like many other animals, learned to enjoy life again. Sonya was a tiny cub when she arrived and for many years Jonathan was her caretaker. The two spent a lot of time together and that made them bonding in a very special way.
The wildlife center is Sonya’s permanent home, since she cannot be released into the wild. Her old friend Jonathan surprised her recently by visiting her. The two haven’t sSince Jonathan hasn’t seen the bear in years, he doesn’t know if the bear remembers him.
It is clear from the video that Sonya has not only instantly recognized the man who raised her, but was overjoyed to see him again!
“When she was a small cub, Johnathan used to be one of her caretakers,” a representative of the center said. “She has not seen him for many, many, years but recently he came to visit her to see if she would remember him. She not only remembered Johnathan, but also remembered the game they used to play when she was small.”
They embraced and played together as they used to. Check out this lovely moment: