What happens when a pie-loving bear breaks into a bakery?

It’s not often a story about the breaking-and-entering of a small family business could make us smile, but this adorable story is a happy exception.

The Colorado Cherry Company has been a favourite hotspot for many tourists heading toward the Rocky Mountains. One local diner, however, was not quite so welcome.

According to The Guardian, a large, hungry, sweet-toothed bear broke through the bakery’s window last week. It ignored all other food, headed straight for the pies, climbed on top of the oven and devoured an entire 24 – save for one.

This bear had very particular tastes; it completely ignored the strawberry and rhubarb. (We have to question its taste, but each to their own.)

Not content with the enormous dine-in meal, the bear also guzzled down several bags of cocoa and sugar for dessert. It even managed to take a further two boxed pies away, the remnants of which were later found outside.

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Thankfully, the inconvenience to the business owners was minor, and the story could prove great for business in the long run – not tom mention a charming family anecdote for years to come.

See the messy aftermath of this visit below, and tell us: have you ever had a close-up encounter with a bear? Do you share this particular bear’s love of pies?