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Mother Polar Bear Snuggling With Cubs Will Melt Your Cynical Heart

Your daily dose of cuteness.

by: Ted Alvarez

image: YouTube
image: YouTube

Cute polar bear vids aren’t exactly rare on the Internet these days. But it’s not everyday you encounter The Godfather of polar bear videos, the White Album of polar bear videos, the — dare I say it — Mt. Everest of polar bear videos.

This footage of a mother polar bear cuddling with her cubs near Hudson Bay is the pinnacle, folks. Shooter Andrew Manske captured everything: cubs hitching a ride on momma’s side; mom rolling in the snow; cubs play-fighting; cubs using snoozing mom as a massive, furry jungle gym. You’ll never want winter to end:

The Oscars just ended, but we need a do-over, stat, so we can give every single award available to Manske and these bears. After a look at this video, I guarantee you even Cate and Matthew would agree.

(via Laughing Squid)

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