SEATTLE – It’s the viral video we can't bear not to share on Facebook and Twitter this week.
The video shows a pickup truck backing up to a dumpster as a brown bear wanders nearby. A woman in the bed of the truck quickly drops a ladder into the dumpster and the truck speeds out of the frame.
That’s when you start to see the three little bear cubs clearly trapped inside the dumpster poke their noses out and begin to climb up the ladder.
The little guys amble and tumble and finally make it out of the dumpster to be reunited with mama bear.
The video was posted on Facebook on Monday and has since been seen and shared thousands of times.
ABC News tracked down the woman seen in the video rescuing the bears. Her name is Shirley Schenk and she says this is the third time she and her husband have rescued the trapped cubs in this manner near their home in Ruidoso New Mexico.
“I was not scared,” Schenk told ABC News. “I had my husband driving and I knew we’d drop it and go. … I would have never done that on foot.”