Even though these animals weigh about 1,500 pounds, some people go out of their way to show their love. This dedicated animal keeper will do anything to make sure the four bears he cares for are happy. Even if this means you have to sleep next to them. Jim Kowalczik has always loved animals, especially bears, and he has always tried to help and protect them. So, Jim and his wife Susan started The Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York. This is where orphaned bear cubs can be cared for and get better.
Since 1990, the couple has cared for many bears who needed help. But Jim has never felt as close to a local animal as he does to his four favorite bears, two Kodiak and two Syrian brown bears. Since they arrived at the center almost ten years ago, they and the man who takes care of them have formed a powerful and special bond.
So special is their relationship that Jim even takes naps with them to make them feel at ease. This kind-hearted man can be seen sleeping next to his four giant friends in heartwarming photos. As you might guess, Jim and his furry friends don’t just sleep next to each other. They also do all kinds of funny things together. Playing in the snow is one thing that everyone seems to love.