A New York State animal lover gives new meaning to the phrase "bear hug" in a sensationally popular video featuring him and his 1,500-pound pal.
Jim Kowalczik, who helps run the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York is seen hugging and giving a back rub to Jimmy, a 21-year-old Kodiak bear,
A unique bond between a trainer and a giant bear is some must-see video.
Jim Kowalczik, an American bear trainer, is a staff member at the Orphaned Wildlife Center in New York. Kowalczik has developed a unique bond with Jimbo, a male Kodiak at the facility, who has been under Kowalczik's care for nearly 21 years.
It's clear from watching the two play what a special bond the two have forged.