Holding a giant panda cub

Holding a panda cub is the most fun I’ve ever had with an animal. Sorry, Dragon. Sorry, Lazer.

To hold a giant panda cub, you must donate 1300 RMB ($204.57 USD) to the Chengdu Panda Base. The cub, who cried when we parted and whose paws were covered in honey, contentedly licked the honey while my heart melted.

Cuddles is about one year old, weighs 80 to 90 lbs, and lives at Chengdu Panda Base in Sichuan province, China.