The 2014 Sochi Olympics were pretty impressive – at least in terms of the games.
But there were plenty of oddities which include the extremely strange conditions (especially when the games opened), the relatively mild weather and – yes – the thing haunting your nightmares, the Sochi Bear mascot.
The mascot of the games was seen at nearly every event and even went as far as taunting the United States’ men’s hockey team during their crushing loss to Finland.
But that wasn’t the highlight of Sochi Bear’s two week run at the top of the world – nope – that came today when the mascot began crying at the Closing Ceremony.
The blowup, massively huge, animatrionic version of the mascot greeted fans, athletes and volunteers alike and was clearly unhappy to see the games end.
You could even see the tear ‘crush’ his bear fur as it streamed down his face before coming to rest/evaporating on his cheek.
— Mashable (@mashable) February 23, 2014
I guess I might cry if my fifteen minutes of fame were over, but no worries Sochi bear – you’ll live on in the nightmares of people across the world.