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Animal Friendships

WATCH: Polar Bear Thinks It's Human, Pets Dog Gently on Head

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As past unlikely animal friendships have taught us, most creatures of the animal kingdom understand that dogs are just about the greatest.

Here’s another example!

According to UPI, in the town of Churchill, Manitoba, where hundreds of polar bears migrate, one of the beautiful snow beasts was caught getting acquainted with a resident’s dog.

Bear guide David De Meulles was leading a small polar bear watching expedition through North Star Tours, when he spied one of the bears patting a dog on the head.

The pup belonged to a resident of Churchill who had a pet dog tethered outside on their property. The polar bear must have spied the sitting dog and decided it was a good moment to get some canine cuddles.

De Meulles was worried at first how the wild animal would act around the pet, but was amazed to see the bear react to the pup just like many of us do when we see a dog on the street.

“I’ve known the bears to have somewhat friendly behavior with the dogs, but for a bear to pet like a human would pet a dog is just mind-blowing,” De Meulles told CBC News. “It was a beautiful sight to see, and I just can’t believe an animal that big would show that kind of heart toward another animal.”