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Video of man hugging, kissing pride of lions goes viral

 International Desk

 Published: 02:56 PM, 15 January 2020   Updated: 02:59 PM, 15 January 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Do you know about Tarzan? I am not talking about the movie “Tarzan”, it’s real. Dean Schneider, the man is friends with the entire jungle including lions, lionesses and their cubs, like the fictional character Tarzan. Recently, a video of the man hugging and kissing lions has been going viral on Twitter.

The one-minute video shows the famous Dean Schneider being welcomed by a pride of lions, and the way the entire family showers love on him is just unbelievable. Schneider shared the video on his Twitter page with the caption, "Distance makes us realise how close we want to be with one another. Being loved and welcomed by the entire pride like this is the most satisfying and beautiful thing in my life! This is the reason for everything I do." 

The clip that was also shared by Twitter user Mackie with the caption, "I literally stalked this guy’s IG stories/page until he posted this video. I can exhaust my data on his page. This is so satisfying to watch." 

The video shows Schneider calling out to the pride in the middle of the jungle and two cubs come running towards him. Slowly, the whole family comes and showers love on Schneider. The majestic moment is when the king of the jungle hugs him. The entire video shows Schneider playing with the large cats while hugging and kissing them. 

At the end of the video, he can be heard saying, "Guys, there is nothing more I could wish for in this entire world than this moment right now. I have been waiting for 2.5 weeks to be reunited with my family again and finally, we are here. All together!"

After the video went viral, comments on the thread started pouring in, hailing Dean Schneider - a Swiss wildlife worker, Instagram personality, and animal rights activist based in South Africa - and all that he does for animals.