Being a parent is one of the most powerful experiences on earth, and that doesn’t just go for human beings. These two mothers share touching moments, sharing their babies with each other, and one of them is a gorilla.
This will bring tears to your eyes!
When these parents brought their 1-month-old baby to the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, they had an experience with a gorilla that warmed their hearts
New mother, Emmelina Austin, and her husband Michael, never imagined going to the zoo with her newborn would turn into an emotional experience that brought them to tears, but that’s exactly what happened.
It all started when she and her husband made their way to the gorilla exhibit and met another new mother, a gorilla named Kiki.
It’s no secret that moms share a strong bond, and this video proves that to be the case even if one of them is a wild animal
At the start of the video, Kiki the gorilla comes over to the glass just to admire 1-month-old, Canyon, and the massive primate knows to be as gentle as possible.
Kiki softly touches the glass, all while giving that look of admiration that only a mother can give, but that was just the start of the endearing encounter.
After gawking over the newborn, Kiki had someone she wanted the couple to meet as well, it was her 7-month-old baby gorilla, Pablo
That’s when Kiki brings young Pablo over to meet her new friends, sitting him on her leg to carry him over to the Austins.
“My wife mentioned that she felt like she could understand their bond and could see how much she cared for Pablo since she is a mother now herself,” Michael Austin told the Dodo, he went on to say: “My wife held up our son to show to Kiki, who was on the other side of the enclosure … then Kiki grabbed Pablo and put him on her leg to carry him over to us.”
Emmelina and Kiki sat together with their babies, sharing the powerful bond that only mothers experience
It didn’t matter that the two mothers couldn’t actually speak to each other, and it didn’t make a difference that Kiki was a gorilla. The only thing that mattered was the feelings they shared, and in those moments, they were connected by motherhood.
“Pablo even pushed his face up to the glass at one point and they watched him, noses touching, together. My wife and I both had tears in our eyes.” Michael told the Dodo.
It was a moment that the young family will never forget, especially now that it already has millions of views on YouTube
Michael posted it to his YouTube channel of only 220 subscribers, but it didn’t matter how many people were subscribed to his page, the heart-melting moment went viral and how could it not?
“It was one of the most amazing experiences. Such an incredible memory to share with our son someday! Said, Michael.
Seeing two mothers bonding with their babies is always a moving experience, but seeing a mother gorilla bond with a human mother might take the cake in the adorable category.
To see the powerful bonding moments for yourself, just watch the video below!
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