You may have seen the video of a polar bear gently pawing at a dog. It’s an “awww” moment for sure. There were some questions I had when I saw the video like, “where is this?” and “who owns the dog?”
Turns out, the dog belongs to a man named Brian Ladoon, who owns a dog sanctuary. The video is from Manitoba, Canada. It was shot by David de Meulles, a tour guide for North Star Tours. According to CNET, conservation officers removed a bear from the property of Ladoon a week prior to this video because the bear had killed one of the dogs. However, this polar bear seems more curious about the dog. The bear sniffs the dog, paws him, and does not seem to have any desire to harm the dog. The dog does not seem scared or startled by the bear. In fact, before the pawing starts, the two are sitting next to each other in the sun.
If you haven’t seen the video yet, here it is: