Nice Kitty.

People in Cali, Colombia, are shocked to see the bond between a large
African lion and a woman who saved it from abuse, involving long,
affectionate kisses and hugs between the pair.

Ana Julia Torres, who runs the Villa Lorena animal shelter in Cali, fed
and nursed Jupiter the African lion back to health years ago after it
was found abused and emaciated in a traveling circus.  "It is
amazing to see an animal like that be so sweet and affectionate," said
Torres. "This hug is the most sincere one that I have received in my

Source has slideshow and video.H/t Craig

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The cat is probably being affectionate, but it still has wild animal instincts. Even house cats, when "playing" can become intensely aggressive, and humans may not even understand their intent. We have no concept of the thinking process of animals - even those we imagine are friendly towards us. Captivity may not be a bad thing, and it is the only way this animal would survive, but it is dangerous and not beneficial to the animal to domesticate it in this fashion. The best interest of any wild animal is good care, with a "hands-off" attitude.
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