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Bear hug! This little critter will wiggle his way into your heart

April 10, 2014 at 1:57 PM ET

Bring your bear cub to work day.
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Bring your bear cub to work day.

Sometimes the workplace can feel like a zoo — especially when a real live bear stops by.

TODAY went wild on Thursday, thanks to the special appearance of an extremely cute bear cub, whose antics on the set are sure to make you shriek.

Rawr! He's so cute and wriggly, we can't even handle it.
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Rawr! He's so cute and wriggly, we can't even handle it.

Field veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley stopped by the show to promote her new Nat Geo Wild series "Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet," and she brought with her one of the squirmiest, cuddliest, cutest bear cubs we've ever laid eyes on.

He's so fluffy, we just want to give him a big bear hug.

He got so excited that he retreated back into his handler's arms.
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He got so excited that he retreated back into his handler's arms.

Get it? A BEAR HUG. Because he's a bear and he's really into giving hugs.

Close up of bear hug
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Needless to say, he totally stole the show.

If you missed his cuteness or just want to watch it again, check out the segment and see what other crazy critters Dr. Oakley brought along.

Video: Field veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley visits TODAY to talk her new Nat Geo Wild series “Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet,” and explains how treating various species can be difficult when animals aren’t cooperative and need coaxing to be examined.


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