A black bear cub gently interrupted some reading time for a group of holidaymakers, with the interaction going viral following an August 24 Twitter thread.
New York native Angeline Rodriguez told Storyful that she and her friends were on vacation in the Smoky Mountains when the bear approached.
“I was reading on the porch of a cabin in Tennessee when a black bear cub showed up to investigate,” she said.
“He was very curious about us but we did our best not to engage and go inside as soon as it was safe to do so.”
The Twitter thread, which features an audibly delighted Rodriguez, had well over 200,000 interactions at the time of writing. Credit: Angeline Rodriguez via Storyful