My wife lifted our son up so Kiki, who was on the opposite side of the fence, could see him. Then Kiki took Pablo and brought him over to us by carrying him on her leg.
Being a parent is an amazing experience, not just for humans, but for these two mothers, a gorilla and another animal. They share tender moments with each other, caring for their babies.
This will make you cry!
These parents had a heart-warming experience when they brought their 1-month-old baby to the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston – they had a special encounter with a gorilla!
Emmelina Austin and her husband Michael were shocked when they went to the zoo with their new baby and it made them cry with emotion.
She and her husband began their visit to the gorilla exhibit and got the chance to meet another new mother, a gorilla named Kiki.
Moms have a strong connection, and this video shows that even between a mom and a wild animal.
Kiki the gorilla walks up to the glass at the beginning of the video to look at the 1-month-old Canyon. Kiki is aware to be gentle.
Kiki gently put her hand on the glass, looking at it with the loving gaze that only a mother has. This was just the beginning of their sweet meeting.
Kiki wanted the couple to meet her 7-month-old baby gorilla, Pablo, after they had admired the newborn.
Kiki brought Pablo, who was young, to meet her new friends. She sat him on her leg and brought him to the Austins.
Michael Austin told the Dodo that his wife said she could relate to Kiki and Pablo’s bond now that she was a mother. He also said his wife held up their son to Kiki, who was on the other side of the enclosure. Kiki then grabbed Pablo and brought him over to them.
Emmelina and Kiki were together with their babies, and they shared the special connection that only moms have.
It didn’t matter that the two mothers couldn’t understand each other and Kiki being a gorilla didn’t make a difference. The only thing that was important was the emotions they felt and in those moments, they had a bond through motherhood.
Michael told the Dodo that Pablo pressed his face up to the glass, and he and his wife shared an intimate moment with their noses touching. They both had tears in their eyes.
The young family will always remember the moment, especially since it now has millions of views on YouTube.
Michael posted it to his YouTube channel, which only had 220 subscribers. Even though not many people were subscribed, the heart-melting moment still went viral – it was impossible for it not to!
Michael said that it was an incredible experience and he was so happy to have the memory to share with their son someday.
It’s always touching to see two mothers bonding with their babies, but it’s especially cute to watch a mother gorilla bond with a human mother.