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WATCH: Baby cuddles giant-sized teddy bear, but discovers it's not a toy at all

You'd think a baby might feel intimidated at meeting such a big dog. But not the little girl in this video who treats her new four-legged friend like a huge teddy bear!

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 08/02/2021, 20:00

We love seeing young kids bonding with their canine siblings. Those special moments will form the foundations of a life-long friendship, and it's wonderful to watch.

In this adorable clip, a baby is delighted to meet such a big and fluffy teddy bear. Meanwhile, the patient canine in question enjoys all the attention and affection he's getting from the smallest member of the family pack.

Gentle giant

While he may look like an oversized fluffy teddy bear, six-year-old Lamont is a Leonberger, one of the biggest dog breeds. Leonberger dogs make excellent family pets thanks to their gentle nature.

Posted on Lamont's own Instagram, the clip shows the giant-sized dog lying on the ground. As the baby girl tries to pull herself up by holding on to the dog's long fur, Lamont doesn't seem to mind at all. He just sits there patiently yawning as the little girl tries to climb on to the dog before slipping down and resting her head on his body. 

Find out everything you need to know about the Leonberger dog breed.

While she isn't successful in her bid to mount the canine teddy bear, the little girl doesn't seem to mind as she giggles to the camera. All the time, Lamont just lays there patiently.

Instagram star

Lamont is quite used to seeing himself on film after his owners set him up with an Instagram account. Lamont's 9,860 followers enjoy keeping up-to-date with the giant dog's adventures with his family. From dressing up as a lion, swimming in rivers to hanging out with his humans, it seems Lamont takes life in his (giant) stride.

We urge Wamiz readers to always be cautious when letting a pet play with a child. No matter how sweet pets can be, they may sometimes feel uncomfortable with a child's rough play and children can’t always pick up on that. Better safe than sorry, always supervise interactions between a child and an animal!