Baby In A Lion Costume Comes Face To Face With A Real Lion

These adorable pictures show the moment a toddler dressed up in a lion costume meets a real life lion, through the safety of a thick window, of course.

The aww-dorable scene was captured at Zoo Atlanta. The toddler’s godfather, Cami Fanning, posted a video of the meeting on YouTube and it went viral. He writes: “My close friend and I took our 11 month old godson to Zoo Atlanta for a little god family outing… Our godson’s name is Aryeh, which means lion in Hebrew, so his mom packed his lion costume.”

“The lions were immediately interested in our little lion cub, and it wasn’t long before they couldn’t stand their curiosity any longer and came right up to the glass.” The godfather added: “Aryeh was completely unfazed and interacted with the lions for a few minutes… It was incredible! Definitely a great memory from our first little godfamily outing.”

“My close friend and I took our 11 month old godson to Zoo Atlanta for a little god family outing…”

“Our godson’s name is Aryeh, which means lion in Hebrew, so his mom packed his lion costume.”

“The lions were immediately interested in our little lion cub, and… came right up to the glass.”

“Aryeh was completely unfazed and interacted with the lions for a few minutes…”

“We took some pictures and videos before moving along as the lions started getting a little worked up and we didn’t want to make them too anxious.”

Here’s a video of the whole encounter: