Everyone loves bears. From Yogi and Balloo, to Paddington and Fozzy, and the Carebears and Winnie the Pooh, we humans have a craving for bears that we can’t seem to satisfy. I’m not sure if it’s their fuzzy wuzzy hair, their cute round ears or their nubby little tails that make them absolutely irresistible. Perhaps it’s a combination of all three.

Just when you thought bears couldn’t get any cuter, one went and did it. No, this bear isn’t riding a bike like a circus bear, digging through picnic baskets like Yogi or helping to prevent forest fires like Smokey. No, this bear was playing every grade schoolers’ favorite playground game.

This adorable bear is playing teather ball. I have to say that he plays it much like a grade schooler would too. He hits himself in the face with it a few times, and he misses the ball more than once. However, once this smart little bear figures out how to get the ball sailing around that pole, he just can’t stop.

I dare you to watch this and not think of all the times you played teather ball on the playground and how much fun you had as a child.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.


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