Video: Polar Bear Gently Pets a Dog in Manitoba

It’s not often that two already great things, in this case polar bears and dogs, come together and make something even more incredible. While things could have easily turned ugly when these two met, they just had a bit of a cuddle.

Says tour guide David de Meulles, who shot the footage: "I had no idea what was going to happen, and then sure enough he started petting that dog, acted like he was a friend. I just so happen to catch a video of a lifetime.“

"I’ve known the bears to have somewhat friendly behaviour with the dogs, but for a bear to pet like a human would pet a dog is just mind-blowing,” De Meulles said.

“It was a beautiful sight to see, and I just can’t believe an animal that big would show that kind of heart toward another animal.”

“How they do it, it’s not my will, it’s nature’s will,”

*Additional reporting by CBC