For Republicans antsy about the outcome of Tuesday’s midterm elections and the possibility of Pelosi and Co. retaking control of the House of Representatives, a very timely video surfaced to convince them to never give up hope.
The inspirational video shows a small cub struggling to keep up with a mother bear, who’s scaling an icy ridge. Again and again, the cub climbs toward the top only to slide back down. Viewers can’t help but look on breathlessly as the drama plays out.
The poor mother bear looks on helplessly as the determined cub fights to overcome an otherwise unpleasant fate, her anguish apparent for all to see.
At one point, the cub is within an arms reach of its mother, who tries to grab it, but she missed and the little guy slide further down than before.
The scene takes place in the Magadan region of Russia on June 19, according to the Daily Mail.
One thing is certain, social media users were fully invested in the outcome of the high cliff thriller!
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Is it weird that my heart was pounding in my chest and I thought I was going to have a panic attack on that long slide down??? Ahhhhh!!!
— Jennifer Rhoades (@spokeninred) November 4, 2018
Wow, I love this…was pulling for the little cub at every downward slip! Great video. Great lesson.
— Dori (@DoriDays1) November 5, 2018
I bet that little bear slept good that night.
— Joseph Drew (@supercyberfunk) November 4, 2018
OH MY GOSH… I was so frightened for that cub!
— Judy CONSERVATIVE (@jstines3) November 5, 2018
i so wanted to reach into that picture and help the little guy out–i felt so happy when he finally made it
— proud deplorable (@deplorable1952) November 5, 2018
— Lisa 🇺🇸 (@LisaK1111) November 4, 2018
Bless that little cub’s heart. ❤️
— Stacey Moore (@Stacey_Mu) November 5, 2018
— It’s Showtime! 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@ticticktock) November 5, 2018
As with anything these days, there was some controversy over what role, if any, a drone recording the incident may have played in creating the danger.
The video going around of a bear cub scrambling up a snowy cliff to get back to its distressed mother is being shared as a heartwarming metaphor for persistence. It’s not. It’s a dangerous stunt by an irresponsible drone operator who should know better.
— Dr. Jacquelyn Gill (@JacquelynGill) November 4, 2018
That inspirational video of the baby bear cub doggedly climbing the snowy mountain was actually a video of a drone scaring the shit out of a bear and her cub to the point they risked their lives and almost caused an avalanche.
Humans are awful. Happy Sunday.
— Sheena Millar (@Arbitral) November 4, 2018
The lesson to be learnt in that bear cub sliding down the cliff video is …
"Don't get the f***ing drone too close to wildlife. "
That cub made it to the top the first time. The drone operator went too close and messed it up.
— IndianYoda (@yodakabaap) November 5, 2018
The near was obviously trying to reach her cub. You are searching for outrage where there is only a mother's concern for her cub. The drone is much farther away than the zoom let's on.
— Ryan M. (@enginerd1985) November 5, 2018
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