Squee from a safe distance! Badgers sure are cute, but they're also fiercely territorial animals, capable of fighting off much larger animals, even bears!
The forest can be a cold and unforgiving wilderness, so it's nice to have a friend, whatever species they are.
...ninety-nine, one-hundred! Ready or not hear I come!
If I was lucky enough to spot His Majesty in the real world, I would be totally squee-struck!