Because of their power and size, bears can be frightening but they can also be adorable animals. One of life’s greatest pleasures is sharing the world with animals. It could be with our pets or wild animals. Even though animals like cats and dogs have been domesticated and have become our best companions through time having close contact with other wild animals can be quite dangerous.

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As a result, while the story we’re about to share with you is wonderfully cute, it also teaches us that we can be friends with wild creatures. Patrick Conley is a regular guy from Asheville, North Carolina, who gets frequent visits from Simone, a bear. When the bear initially came into Patrick’s yard in 2017 she began paying him visits and she has continued to do so since then.

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Simone’s most recent visit was a little unusual. She brought her first brood of bear pups with her to meet her new human companion. Patrick was astounded and awestruck by the scene in front of him: a lovely family of three led to the porch by the mama bear proudly leading her youngsters. After a while, they left, leaving Patrick speechless.

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The most amazing aspect of this meeting is that Patrick was able to record the entire thing. Patrick has a YouTube account where he posts about his bear encounters including ones with Simone’s siblings Maurice and Solange, as well as her mother, Maté.

Take a look at the footage that Patrick shot. And sure, we know you are envious of Patrick since we envious him as well.