Don't be shy! Adorable moment Boog the rescued baby bear meets a fawn for the first time
A shy rescued bear cub meets a fawn for the first time in this adorable clip that could have come straight out of a Disney film.
As Boog the bear meets his new housemate at the Point View Farm in West Virginia he is tentative to say the least.
At first the young black bear looks completely baffled and cannot take his eyes off the young deer as he hides behind a stair and clings to the banister.
Scared rescue bear Boog hides behind a step at the Point View Farm in West Virginia when he is first introduced to his new housemate
He cannot take his eyes off the fawn but is too scared to come out and meet her. Instead he clings to the banister for comfort
Working up the courage to finally introduce himself, Boog strides out of his hiding place, but soon loses his confidence.
As he gets closer to the fawn he starts to back away before standing on his hind legs in an attempt to make himself appear bigger.
He soon retreats back to his hiding place.
After a little encouragement Boog soon opens up and goes up to meet the fawn.
He even manages to tentatively lick his new friend.
The cute footage was filmed by Joel Rosenthal who has a variety of rescued animals living on his sprawling property.
Working up the courage to finally introduce himself Boog strides out of his hiding place, but soon loses his confidence
He backs away from the young deer before standing on his hind legs in an attempt to make himself appear bigger
He is heard in the background of the clip encouraging Boog to come and meet his new housemate and saying this is his 'first fawn'.
He adds: 'These two just met for the first time'.
Mr Rosenthal often posts videos and photos of raccoons, foxes and eagles visiting his farm house, as well as an American black bear family.
After sharing the clip on Facebook in June, and then again at the end of September, it went viral.
After a little encouragement Boog soon opens up and goes up to meet the fawn
One commenter wrote: 'I swear Boog is a boy in a bear suit! He is so adorable.'
Another posted: 'We can almost read Boog's mind by his body language. They both are so adorable. Normally, they would both be with their mothers and take their cue from her how.
'These two have to figure out for themselves whether to trust or be afraid of each other.'