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America’s sweetheart sits next to big grizzly bear. Pops a smooch on his cheek

February 17th, 2021

There’s a reason why they call Betty White “America’s Sweetheart” and “The First Lady of Television”

Betty White, one of the most charming and positive women in television is well beloved across the world.

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Even at 99 years of age, she is still going strong and still brings smiles and love to everyone she meets.

Betty White has an enduring career that would land her on every ‘most beloved actresses of all time’ lists.

Betty White was born on January 17, 1922 in Illinois. She was an only child whose family moved to Los Angeles early in her life.

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She landed herself a job at a local TV station and launched her first show, “Life With Elizabeth” in the early 1950s. But it wasn’t until “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” where Betty White would start making her mark on television history.

But you might know her best from her work on “The Golden Girls”

The show followed the story of four elderly women. It topped the charts for seven seasons and marked Betty White’s place as one of the most beloved women in film. Even when it looked like her career was at an end, she came back to the public eye thanks to a funny candy bar ad for the Super Bowl.

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This led to Betty White being the oldest host for Saturday Night Live. With a career like hers, it’s no wonder that she’s so well loved by humans.

But did you know that her charm extends to the animal kingdom?

This isn’t a surprise when you consider that Betty White has assisted animal charities for over 40 years. Her work has kept her in close contact with the Los Angeles Zoo and the Morris Animal Foundation. She is proud of her work and even said that:

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“I have to keep acting so that I can afford to keep doing my charity work!”

Well her charity work isn’t just about collecting funds for important causes, since she likes to take a hands on approach as well.

In this video clip from her documentary “The First Lady of Television”, Betty White interacts with a real life bear. Now you would think that this would be scary, and you’d be right. Betty White even admits that:

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“It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. It was really funny stuff, but it was a challenge.”

You’ll see how calm and settled the bear is while Betty White interacts with it. He nuzzles against America’s sweetheart and almost looks up to her like a close family friend.

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But the sweetest part is when…

Late in the clip, Betty White does something that we don’t think we could get away with. She leans over and gives the bear a kiss on his cheek.

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The bear doesn’t even act fazed, and is probably flattered by Betty White’s gesture.

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How amazing is that?!

This just goes to show that Betty White loves people and animals and succeeds in connecting with both. She even says:

“I’m actually the luckiest old broad alive. Half my life is working in a profession I love and the other half is working with animals.”

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You can check out this incredible moment by checking out the video below.

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Source: Netflix, YouTube, Biography.com

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