They’re SO tiny 😍
Baby animals are everywhere at this time of year, and their adoring mothers are not far behind.
Bears are among the most protective and watchful of animal mothers, and hiker Rebecca Connell was in for a treat earlier this month while driving through Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains.
She observed a huge mother bear delicately guiding her four small babies across the road as she reached the curve.
The small cubs followed their mother into the woods, one by one, across the road on unsteady legs and tiny paws. From afar, the family looked like a mother duck and her ducklings.
Connell videotaped the entire moment while keeping her distance, and hundreds of people have seen and shared the lovely footage online.
This mommy bear was serious about business, and it was a wonderful experience that Connell will never forget.