The brothers, awake after hibernating, share a friendly hello

By People Staff
Updated February 23, 2011 05:30 PM

Guten tag indeed! After a long winter’s slumber, two brown bears, brothers Fred (left) and Frode, woke up and shared a smooch in Germany.

The bears, a big draw at the Natur und Umweltpark in Gustrow, Germany, awakened on Feb. 7 and promptly returned to their outdoor enclosure in the park’s Brown Bear Plant to resume their normal routine of play dates and, of course, bear hugs!