Pets & Animals

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

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.

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.

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


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.