Panda Takes ‘Tree Hugger’ Too Literally
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Eyewitnesses have confirmed to The Fluffington Post that for the past week, baby panda Chen has been seen tenderly embracing every tree that he comes across.
“I’ve always been impressed with how seriously he thinks about our natural resources; you should see how fastidious he is about picking up litter around the Bifengxia Panda Center,” Jin Liao, associate director of development at the center said via email. “I told Chen that the world would be a better place if there were more tree huggers like him. I just assumed he knew what the phrase meant.”
Friends and family haven’t decided whether or not to tell Chen that being a “tree hugger,” in the modern context, doesn’t actually involve literally hugging trees.
“On the one hand, he’s super adorable when he does it,” said Liao. “On the other hand, he’s gotten stuck up in a tree four times this week, so it’s starting to become a nuisance.”
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