“My wife held up our son to show Kiki, who was on the other side of the enclosure… then Kiki grabbed Pablo and carried him over to us.”Being a parent is one of the most powerful experiences on the planet, and not just for humans.These two mothers share touching moments while sharing their babies, and one of them is a gorilla.
This will make you cry!
When these parents took their 1-month-old baby to the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, they had an encounter with a gorilla that warmed their hearts.
Emmelina Austin and her husband Michael had no idea going to the zoo with their newborn would turn into such an emotional experience that brought them to tears, but that’s exactly what happened.It all began when she and her husband visited the gorilla exhibit and encountered another new mother, a gorilla named Kiki.
It’s no secret that mothers have a special bond, and this video demonstrates that even if one of them is a wild animal.Kiki the gorilla comes over to the glass at the beginning of the video 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 motherly look, but that was just the beginning of the endearing encounter.After gawking at the newborn, Kiki had someone else she wanted the couple to meet: Pablo, her 7-month-old baby gorilla.
Kiki brings young Pablo over to meet her new friends, carrying him over to the Austins on her leg.”My wife mentioned that she felt like she could understand their bond and see how much she cared for Pablo now that she is a mother herself,” Michael Austin told the Dodo. “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 with their babies, sharing the special bond that only mothers share.
It didn’t matter that the two mothers couldn’t communicate with each other, and it didn’t matter that Kiki was a gorilla.The only thing that mattered were the feelings they shared, and in those moments, motherhood bound them together.
“At one point, Pablo pressed his face against the glass, and they watched him together, noses touching.”My wife and I were both in tears.”Michael informed the Dodo.
It was a memorable moment for the young family, especially now that it has millions of views on YouTube.Michael posted it to his YouTube channel, which has only 220 subscribers, but the heartwarming moment went viral regardless of how many people subscribed to his page.
It was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had.What a wonderful memory to pass on to our son someday! Michael stated.It’s always moving to see two mothers bond with their babies, but seeing a mother gorilla bond with a human mother might take the cake in the adorable category.
Simply watch the video below to witness the powerful bonding moments for yourself!