The deer is so young he can barely stand up. Maybe the bear is trying to show the fawn how cool he is, standing on two feet.
A man introduces a rescued fawn to another baby animal in his home, a fuzzy black bear cub. The deer stands still, frozen in fear.
The cub tries to pet the deer, but the deer steps away. Next, the cub stands on his hind legs like he’s a child.
After the deer doesn’t respond, the bear sits down and tries licking the deer on the nose. The deer likes being licked, lowering her head.
The bear licks the deer’s nose again, and the deer responds by returning his affections. For now, the two wild animals seem to be becoming friends.
These two gentle animals’ gestures express surprise, kindness, and friendship without using words. If only people could learn to be this kind.