Contrary to how they are often portrayed in movies and other forms of entertainment media, bears are rarely aggressive. A bear encountered in the wild will often be just as afraid of the human as the human might be of the bear. In addition, they are quite social animals. With the exception of polar bears, which are solitary animals, bears are fairly social and intelligent, maintaining close social ties and family structures. That’s why so many of these pictures involve bears interacting with each other.
Of course, the captions we wrote for these images have nothing to do with what the bears are actually doing but, as in our smiling animals post, it’s always fun to pretend :)