They say nothing compares to a mother’s love, and nothing compares to this adorable shot of a baby grizzly bear and its mother sharing a quick kiss.
If that’s not a good reminder to call your mom and tell her you love her, I don’t know what is.
Alberta photographer Ben Waugh caught the sweet moment near Bow Lake while road-tripping through the Rockies with his parents on the Icefields Parkway this week.
“I’ve lived in Canada for just over a year now, and never seen a special moment like this,” Waugh, who is originally from Australia, told HuffPost.
In the photo, the mother and baby touch noses as if to say “I love you” or “mama is here” or “yes, we realize how adorable this is.”
Seriously, they must realize how cute they are.
“Isn’t this just the cutest thing you have ever seen!?” Waugh wrote on Instagram. “We were so lucky to capture this beautiful moment between “Marilyn” and her cub yesterday.”
Earlier this month, a Canmore-based photographer caught sight of a rare tri-coloured black bear family. The cinnamon-coloured mother was accompanied by two black cubs and a unique little white one.
Bears in the Rockies are just starting to make their way out of hibernation so prepare your body, heart and soul for more cuteness. It’s definitely coming. Just don’t get too close if you see one.
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