Everyone in this world has their favorite pet. Whether it be the friendly dogs, fat cats, or exotic reptiles, God-given creatures can definitely bring us joy. Some people even claim that they want to spend most of their time with animals rather than people. A simple embrace with our cute pets can easily ease our stress, but how about if a huge lion gives us a hug? Will it still be adorable or really terrifying?
For an animal-loving teacher named Jonathan Hawkins, it is one of the most amazing feelings in the world. His interaction with a massive lion was captured on camera and has melted the hearts of people around the world.
With its huge size, sharp teeth and razor-edged claws, these huge felines can definitely humans within seconds. But with Jonathan’s case, he somehow has a special connection when it comes to these large animals.
During his visit for the Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana, the South Korea-based teacher didn’t forget to pay his massive feline friend a visit. Although Jonathan took care of several lions, this one in particular is the closest to him.
In the video, he immediately opened the gate of the lioness’ enclosure, after a few seconds, the excited creature leaps up to his arm and sweetly hugged Jonathan. It appears like she was still trying to be cradled like a baby despite its huge size. The teacher then sat down with the lioness which looked overly excited as it continuously cuddled with him. In return, Jonathan rubbed its head and shoulders and embraced the massive cat for a couple more seconds.
In his YouTube account, the teacher wrote in the description, “This is one of the best experiences of my life!” Many were amazed to see the bond between these two unlikely creatures. Netizens also praised Jonathan Hawkins for his dedication towards taking care of wild animals like this.