Meet Stepan, an overly friendly bear that lives happily with his humans, Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko, in Russia. Sounds absolutely crazy right? Well, it might be, but this story is no exaggeration.
Stepan was adopted when he was just a 3-month-old cub. Hunters found him all alone in a dark forest in unstable conditions. Svetlana and Yuriy found out Stepan needed help and welcomed him into their home.
Stepan is now 23-years-old and thriving with his adoptive parents. He even helps around the house by watering the plants, and when he’s not doing chores, he’s watching TV and cuddling. “He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear – despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all. We have never been bitten by Stepan,” Svetlana shares about her gentle giant.