A few lucky boaters in Couderay Wisconsin were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a mother bear swimming as hard as she could across a Wisconsin lake trying to get her 3 cubs to dry land. According to FOX6 the video was captured by Nelda Powers as she and her friends were enjoying a sunset cruise on the Chippewa Flowage back in June.

One person in the video can be heard saying "She is trying so hard" while someone else on the boat can be heard saying "Bless her heart." You can see in the video how the mama bear is really waited own as she barely has her nose above the water as she attempts to swims to shore.

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I must admit that I think I held my breath the entire time I watched this video before she and her beautiful babies made it to shore. I even yelled out as one of the cubs struggled to get up the embankment. I understand that nature can be cruel and I have heard stories of some cubs that have drown while their mom has done this exact thing trying to swim with them on her back. I was so relieved to see that they made it to land safely without the need for any intervention form the humans. In this day and age is it so important to look at something like this beautiful bond with a mother and her babies and how she is making the ultimate sacrifice to help them survive.