Spending time with your best friends is very important. Especially if one of them is big and powerful bear. Today we’re catching up with Cemal Gulas, a Turkish man who just so happens to be best friends with a rather large brown bear. Here’s the thing: that’s a wild bear.

While he was on vacation in the Altai Mountains of Asia, Cemal chanced upon a rather friendly and docile bear in a running stream. Rather that being careful, he throws caution to the wind and gets a splash party going between him and the bear. Taking it a step further, the whole thing ends in one giant (and literal) bear hug.