I am pretty much awestruck by this kind of survival mentality, because I would have been in the fetal position on the floor in the Malort aisle, chugging away my last few moments of sweet, pre-mauled life. Or I would have been the customer who cluelessly walks right by the bear in the vestibule, who is hurriedly ushered in to the safety of the store by employees.

Store employees Daniel Thibodeau, told NBC Connecticut “he acted quickly in a situation where there is no standard procedure. ‘Instinct I guess, that’s what I’m thinking.’” Yep, that’s what I’m lacking for sure. It’s a good thing I wasn’t around in caveman times.