An attentive tiger at an Indiana zoo was eager to cuddle the baby bump of a pregnant visitor who was standing outside its enclosure.
In a video that recently went viral on the internet, Natasha, who was 27-weeks at the time, is shown snapping pictures with the tiger in the background while on a day trip with friends to the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend.
Her friend, Brittany Smith-Osborne, recorded the adorable moment on her phone.
Right off the bat, the tiger appeared to take a liking toward Natasha – as it first attempted to reach out and gently pat her through the safety glass.
A tiger at an the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana took a liking toward a 27-weeks pregnant woman, Natasha (pictured above)
The tiger was captured nuzzling into her pregnant belly and appeared to give her bump kisses from inside the enclosure
Natasha then stood up to face the tiger, and it began gently nuzzling into her pregnant belly to give her bump kisses from inside the enclosure.
A group of girl friends can be heard in the background reacting to the sweet moment, and saying 'Show your belly, show your belly!'
One of the women said further about the cute gesture: 'I don't know whether to laugh or be scared. That is so crazy… I want to pet him.'
Smith-Osborne shared details to her Facebook page about the heartwarming event that took place over the summer.
Natasha's friends can be heard in the background reacting the the sweet moment
'We all realized that the tiger was very interested in her baby bump,' Smith-Osborne said in the social media post.
'I am so excited that I was able to capture that sweet moment,' she added, when speaking about her first-ever zoo visit.
A spokesperson for the zoo later commented on the video, adding: 'This is why the zoo is here, to help make connections to nature!'
South Bend's popular Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest in the state of Indiana, according to its official website.
The zoo first started out as a 'modest duck pond in Leeper Park' in the spring of 1902.
The wildlife park now exhibits as many as 400 animals across 23 acres, and has seen a drastic increase in visitors over the course of the past decade.
The Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest in the state of Indiana, according to its website