A little black bear cub was crossing a Virginia road with his family in early May when the very worst happened: His mom and sibling were hit by a car and killed, and he was left alone.
Not knowing what to do, he crawled into the forest and wept.
Police officers heard what they thought sounded like screaming, so they descended into the forest to search for an animal in distress, the Augusta County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post.
"Unfortunately, the momma bear and another cub were struck and killed by a motorist," the post said.
The police officers found the little black bear, who was very scared.