But for this South African zookeeper, Kevin Richardson, hanging out with lions all day is just one of the many things he does without a care in the world. In fact, he’s even built up such a special relationship with a stunning lioness, which he can play with her newborn babies with the trust and love from their mother.

In the video below, you will see the beautiful lioness giving Richardson hugs and kisses while he creates the footage. Then, he moves on to play with the little cubs who are just too cute for words. Eventually, he places the little ones next to their mother who is excited to see them and even gives them an opportunity to meet with their dad—they can roam freely with dad after eight weeks.

Give the video a watch and see how amazing these adorable animals interact with their human friend. And if you’ve loved it, be sure to like and share with your nearest and dearest!