Bear jumps with boy jumping for joy at Nashville Zoo

By Sommer Brokaw
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June 14 (UPI) -- A video of a bear who started jumping on the other side of the glass of a young boy jumping for joy at a Nashville Zoo is spreading joy on the Internet.

The Nashville boy, Ian, 5, started jumping after the bear jumped into the water, and then incredibly enough the bear came over to the glass and started jumping with him.


The two enjoyed a "10-minute jump session," Ian's dad, Patrick Parker told ABC News.

"Glad to see they are enjoying the "bear" necessities!" Parker exclaimed.

Parker shared a video of the event on Facebook, which has attracted at least 350,000 views and been shared more 8,000 times as of Thursday morning.

The family has a Nashville Zoo membership, visits often, and decided to check out the Andean bear exhibit on their most recent visit, Fox 17 News Nashville reported.

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