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A #BearCam Story

A story for all ages (many thanks to The Department of The Interior's Twitter, and the mighty BEARCAM).

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Once upon a time, there was a baby bear and another baby bear. They were always arguing.

Like all baby bears, they grew into much, MUCH larger former baby bears.

And, like many much, MUCH larger former baby bears they liked to fish.

Trouble is, they weren't very good at it.

Frankly, they were pretty bad at it -- terrible, even.

Truthfully, it was kind of depressing.

I mean, why even bother, right?

One fishless day, in a fishless week, during a fishless month, the two former baby bears had another of their arguments. “You suck at fishing,” said one former baby bear to the other former baby bear.

"No, YOU suck at fishing,” said the other former baby bear to the other former baby. Then things got ugly -- real ugly.

When the ugliness was finished and done, the two former baby bears had the same thought at the very same time. They were grumpy because they were hungry. And, because they were grumpy and hungry it had never occurred to them to fish together.

So they did fish together. And it was awesome.

And so did all the other bears and former baby bears, and this too was awesome.

And then this happened. And it was the most awesome thing of all.


John Paczkowski is the managing editor for BuzzFeed San Francisco. Formerly deputy managing editor for Re/code and AllThingsD, he's been covering the intersection of technology and culture since 1997.

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