Bear Hug: Viral video shows trainer and bear sharing hug

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NEW YORK (WCMH)–A video is going viral after it shows a bear trainer and his large furry friend sharing a tender hug.

The video released by the Orphaned Wildlife Center’s Facebook page, shows trainer Jim Kowalczik and a Kodiak bear named Jimbo, playing around and gently hugging each other.

The video was first posted January 2, and has since been viewed more than 11 million times.

The center is based in New York where Kowalczik is a trainer, and has been caring for Jimbo for about 20 years.

Another video of the two playing was featured in the comment section of original Facebook post.

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