Every once in a while we feel lonely and in need of being loved and cared about. In those moments, especially when we are feeling down, we would give anything for a hug. Such is not the case with humans only, but with animals as well.
However, most of us don’t expect a hug from a lion. Not even in our wildest dreams. But this is in fact what happened in a park in Crimea, where the tourists were on the bus and a young lion came in, offering them hugs.
Contrary to what some people might believe, the lion did not show any sign of aggressiveness whatsoever. He was just approaching people on the bus and licking their faces, or getting close to them for a hug.
The video was shared and went viral for a very short period of time. The tourist are seen in awe, very surprised with what was happening. They seem to be happy, filled with joy, and enjoying the little lion’s company. They keep taking pictures and videos all the time to keep them as precious memories.
Mail Online states that “the lion whisperer” Oleg Zbukov, oversaw this encounter. He seemed very comfortable and played with the lion all the time. The minute the lion seemed overly excited with what was happening, Oleg pushed him out of the bus.
This story has a happy ending, as opposed to one before in which one of the women was attacked by another lion. Oleg, when asked about this occurrence, stated:
It was my mistake not to realize that she has had cognac before entering- possibly because she was scared.
She came inside and started ruffling the lions’ mane. Vitya the lion came close to her and pulled her away by her arm.
She wasn’t pulled forcefully into the park. She knew this was a dangerous site.
She was given health and safety instructions and entered voluntarily. I’m glad to say days after the incident Olga was feeling well.
Oleg states that if people follow his instructions they will be more than safe in the company of a lion.
But, we’re only sharing the video with the love and excitement and the happy ending.