It's a whacky weeks in the animal kingdom, huh?
First, this puppy reversed the typical trend and actually pet its owner while he tried to nap.
Now, a lion cub is meeting a human being and not trying to swallow him whole.
Instead, in an unexpected display of amazing affection, the creature engulfs teacher Jonathan Hawkins in a warm embrace.
The footage was filmed in Botswana and we don't know if Hawkins and this lion have any kind of history. But we do know this video will forever change the way we view the King of the Jungle.
We understand if dogs are still scared of lions, but this video is pretty cool, isn't it?
For more surprising lion news, check out the friendship at least one of them as formed with a tiger and a bear.
We've had these animals all wrong all along!