When 11-month-old Aryeh’s family took him to the zoo, they decided to dress him as a little cub, just for fun. And everyone knows that no visit to the zoo is final until you visit the kings of the castle - the almighty lions! But no one could have predicted how these adorable beings would react when they saw one of their own hanging out in the other side of the glass!
IT HAPPENED AT THE ATLANTA ZOO
Aryeh is only 11-months old, and coincidentally, his name means “Lion” in Hebrew! This little human cub’s godparents decided to take him on a trip to the Atlanta Zoo that was completely packed with fun! To make things interesting, grandpa and grandma decided to dress him as a little cub.
THEY WERE HAVING A GREAT TIME
The rest of the visit was fun if uneventful. Then, they tried to see the lions, but since it was such a cold, and breezy day, they wouldn’t come out, so they decided to leave. Bummer! But wait! Right before leaving, grandma and grandpa decided to try their luck once more.
THE KINGS OF THE JUNGLE
When they got there, the majestic lions were out, and wandering around. But then they spotted the lovely human dressed in lion attire, and that’s when these gorgeous creatures started to pay attention. Their reaction was so strange that Aryeh’s godparents decided to start filming the whole thing. The lions’ curiosity started to grow as they saw what they believed to be “one of their own” behind the glass panel.
THEY THOUGH HE WAS ONE OF THEM
In an awe-inducing moment, the grandparents realized the animals believed Aryeh’s was one of them! One of the lions walked closer to the glass where Aryeh was standing and tried to communicate with him. He extended his paw to him in an attempt to reach him. Hearts melted, but phones kept on filming!
ARYEH WAS HAVING A BLAST
Although he’s really young, this little human lion really enjoyed the interaction with his new feline friend. He even put his own hand against the glass to return the favor!
HIS FAMILY COULDN’T BELIEVE IT
The little boy and the innocent lion were having fun and the family captured the whole thing on video! They also took some pictures of the scene, which they then shared online. They were a little worried they might be overstimulating the lions though. But one look at them, and you can tell they were having fun too!
THE LION WAS RESTLESS
Maybe thinking he was one of their own, the lion got on two feet and started scratching the glass with its frontal paws over and over again, trying to touch little Aryeh. Adult jaws on the floor, paws on the glass! Wow.
A WONDERFUL ROARING MOMENT
Aryeh crawled along the ledges of the glass and one lion followed him, only stopping to look at the humans with the camera behind “his little cub.” Fishing for camera time? Who knows!
THEY DECIDED TO MOVE ON
After spending time with them, the family decided to leave the lions alone, as they were getting too anxious. Poor things must’ve felt someone was running away with their cub!
THE VIDEO WENT VIRAL
It doesn’t take a genius to know that if you put two adorable elements together on video, it’s got the potential to go viral. And it did! Soon after, the video became public and people all over the world saw the adorablefest! “It was incredible! Definitely a great memory from our first little godfamily outing” said the family.