Mama bear, cub ride school playground slides; ‘Try not to smile’

·1 min read

A mama bear and her intrepid cub could not resist the temptation Tuesday to climb aboard a playground apparatus and zip down its slides.

“There was a little playground takeover this afternoon as teachers were leaving for the day,” reads the Facebook description by Isaac Dickson Elementary School in Asheville, N.C. “Watch the whole video and try not to smile.”

The footage, captured by Betsie Stockslager Emry, shows mama bear acting like any responsible parent, going first on the larger slide, then encouraging her cub to try the smaller slide.

ALSO ON FTW OUTDOORS: Leopard’s ‘stunning’ leap showcased in slow-motion video

“You can do this one, honey. It’s a smaller one,” one of the teachers mimics mama bear in the video. “You can do it!”

The teachers seemed to enjoy the bears’ playtime as much as the bruins enjoyed their bonding experience, and the school assured that “all kiddos were safely inside at this time.”