There's a reason we all look at the cubs of big cats and want to pet them as if they're kittens, and this video showcases exactly why that is. Giving us its very best effort to roar like the king of the jungle, this tiny fluffy lion ends up squeaking instead, just like a kitten.
The cub probably doesn't understand why everyone around it is awwing instead of bowing, but we do, and so do the people filming it. "They all make that sound?" one of the people asks, and another clarifies that "it'll turn into a growl later," but it's almost hard to believe that with how adorable the roar is. No wonder we all kiiinda want to have a pet lion. Like, be honest about it, it would be incredible to cuddle with one. It's almost shocking, honestly, that our cute house cats are relatives of cubs like this, but then we remember how ferociously our cat attacks whenever there's a hairband on the floor, and things make a bit more sense in the world.