Correction appended, Aug. 13
A baby deer and an adorable bunny playing together sounds like the stuff of Disney films (Bambi, specifically), but a new video proves that animation might be closer to reality television than we think.
A recent video taken by Bryan Knowlton at Colorado’s YMCA of the Rockies shows what may be the most adorable meet-cute ever. The fawn cautiously approaches the rabbit on the lawn, giving the bunny a good sniff before jumping back playfully. When the rabbit makes a little leap of his own, the game is afoot. Soon the bunny and fawn are zipping around the lawn. While the little deer seems to be having a blast, the bunny looks a little defensive and perhaps a bit frightened by the gangly creature literally fawning all over him. Luckily, the bunny’s not scared enough to run away, letting our Bambi fantasies live on.
Correction: The original version of this story misstated who filmed the video. It was Vicky and Steve Johnsen.