There are many animals who are lucky enough to live out their lives in the wild — free to do whatever they want whenever. However, unfortunately, there are some who become part of human entertainment for profit and these animals are confined, abused, and enslaved. Case in point: Gaika and Masha.

Gaika and Masha were two bears who lived 17 years of their lives in the confines of a circus truck! The two bears were rescued by The Wild Animal Sanctuary and, now, run freely on the grounds of this Colorado sanctuary.

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In the video above, watch as Gaika and Masha feel the grass beneath their paws for the first time after being rescued! They run, prance, and jump for joy (literally!).

This heartwarming video of freedom will make your day. Wait till 0:28 to see how happy these bears really are!

Image Source: Jitze Couperus/Flickr

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