Family Has Close Encounter With a Friendly Wild Boar

A wild boar isn’t everyone’s idea of a cuddly four-legged friend, but one such animal seemed determined to give his species’ image a softer touch when he approached a family in a forest in Belgium.

Brice Thumilaire, her husband and their one-year-old son were walking in Saint Hubert woods, when a boar approached them looking for some affection and most probably food. Startled by the animal, the family at first looked for a quick getaway before they realised that it had come in peace.

Footage that has been viewed thousands of times already shows Thumilaire’s husband rubbing the boar. Credit: Facebook/Brice Thum via Storyful