Everyone who's reading this, take note. This is how you handle a bear. (Okay, not really. We actually don't condone doing this because it probably isn't safe.)

When this 73-year-old guy in Sacramento came outside to find a bear staring down his little dog, he didn't freak out. He didn't call for help. He didn't just give up and hide. He did what any red-blooded 'Murican would do and just punched that bear square in the nose.The bear, obviously confused by the interaction, backed down, the dog was safe, and the old man was victorious.

[CBS Sacramento]

Pray to anything that's holy that you are this much of an ass-kicker midway through your seventh decade on earth.