Bears are a lot like the Kool-Aid Man, and no you cannot change my mind. Allow me to explain: Both are constantly seeking refreshment, and will break down any walls in their way to find it.
The parallel was not lost on the Colorado homeowners who had a giant, gaping hole torn through their wall from a particularly hungry black bear on Friday. The Estes Park Police Department said that the animal was most likely attracted to the smell of stray trash. While that doesn’t sound as good like a cool, tasty beverage, who are we to judge?
The Facebook post stated that “upon officer’s arrival, said bear forcibly breached a hole in the wall like the ‘Kool-Aid Man’ and made its escape.” So think Yogi Bear, but with a little less playful petty theft, and more breaking-and-entering.
But it looks like the tall drink of (flavored) water himself noticed — Kool-Aid’s official Twitter account responded to the bear’s exit with a #twinning tweet.
Although, it’s important to note that this appears to be a partially built wall. Similar to the drunk construction workers Kool-Aid Man-ing their way through some drywall, it doesn’t look like the bear actually tore through much.
While no one was reportedly injured, the police department did take the time to point out how bears are accustomed to receiving food from cars in the area, and that residents need to take extra precautions.
“Please do your part to keep bears wild. Bears are extremely smart, which means we all have to be too. Sometimes it’s literally as easy as a push of a button or flick of a lock.”
So hide your picnic baskets and lock your doors — in defense of both bears, and giant sentient pitchers full of red sugar water.