A man fishing in Russia was saved from a bear attack after his phone’s ringtone — the Justin Bieber song Baby — scared away an agitated creature.
According to the New York Post, Igor Vorozhbitsyn was on a fishing trip in northern Russia when he was attacked by a large brown bear. Luckily for Vorozhbitsyn, his phone began to ring shortly after the bear pounced — and Bieber’s Baby warded off his four-legged assailant.
Igor told the Post:
I had parked my car and was walking towards the spot I’d marked out when there was a tremendous impact on my back and the bear was on top of me.
I couldn’t believe my luck when the phone went off and he fled.
I know that sort of ringtone isn’t to everyone’s taste but my granddaughter loaded it onto my phone for a joke.
It’s not the first time Baby has been used for unexpected good: in March, a group of high school students in Washington nearly doubled their fundraising goals by blasting JB’s track in their school’s hallways between classes and on lunch break, vowing to turn the ‘BABY’ off only after students donated.
Tenino High School student government members’ immediate goal was to raise $500 for students at a school in the west African country of Ghana. They raised more than $915 by first period on the second day of their campaign.