Feel-Good Friday

A Russian woman adopted a brown bear born and raised in captivity, and the two have become the very best of friends.

Archie the brown bear and Veronika Dichka like to spend time fishing on the lake in their native Novosibirsk, in southern Siberian, Russia. Veronika rescued Archie from a safari park that was running out of business two years ago and has since kept him as a pet.

“We rescued him from the safari park but can’t release him into the wild as he has lived in captivity his whole life,” Veronika said.

The pair are like any other friends cherishing each other’s company and enjoy their quality time in the water. (H/TMike AKA Proof)

Russian women are very tough, so maybe she knows what she is doing. It’s a great story, but I hope Veronika and Archie’s relationship never goes sour.