The relationship between this man and the lion he's been caring for since its childhood is one for the books. After a long time apart, they finally saw each other for the first time.
We've come across quite a few instances where man bonds with nature in the craziest, most shocking and most beautiful ways. Countless clips circulate the internet as animal keepers show an unreal bond with Africa's most majestic predators - lions.
Typically, when we think of lions, it's not one of those animals we'd like to bump into face to face out in the wild. Even when going to the zoo, sometimes it feels like the protective barrier isn't enough to hold back this extremely powerful animal.
We've seen time and time again what could happen when a human comes in contact with a lion that isn't particularly fond of the person's presence. A run-in with one could very well cost you your life.
However, that's not to say that lions can't be gentle creatures. If treated properly and given the correct amount of respect, a lion and a human could co-exist.
This is yet another video that shows a man embracing his beloved big feline friend, however this one proves itself to be special as the lion charges at his owner with such excitement, he can barely keep himself on all four paws before he pounces into his keeper's arms.
What are you waiting for? Check out the video above for the beautiful moment and try not to sport the biggest, goofiest smile!