Who says bears are big and scary animals who you should avoid at all costs if you see out in the wild?
Okay, fair enough:
A significant majority of bears are big and scary animals who you should avoid at all costs if you see out in the wild?
Heck, the bear featured in the following piece of amazing footage should probably even be avoided at all costs if you were to encounter him outside the safe confines of a zoo.
Fair warning uttered, however, allow us to now state something else...
... this bear is so gosh darn cute and precious and hilarious!
In a video first shared to Facebook by a man named Patrick Parker, the user's five-year old son Ian is at the Nashville Zoo.
Specifically, he's standing in front of the very thick glass that separates human patrons from four-legged display animals.
And when Ian starts jumping up and down in excitement?
The bear does the very same thing!
According to Ian's dad, the two enjoyed a "10-minute jump session."
We're not talking about some pure coincidence here, where the bear just happened to leap up at the same time as his short new friend.
We're talking about a coordinated jumping game, one that took all onlookers by total and complete surprise.
The footage has thus far been Liked millions of times on Facebook...
... and it's easy to see why!
Click PLAY to find out for yourself: