Gorilla Mom And Human Mom Hold Each Others’ Babies On Either Side Of Glass Wall At Boston Zoo

A mother’s love for her offspring knows no barriers or limits. Whether it’s a human or an animal, motherhood is a soulful blend of exhaustion, inspiration, affection, and devotion. This unbreakable bond was very well displayed in this beautiful encounter between two mothers in the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.

Michael Austin and his wife Emmelina Austin paid a visit to the Franklin Park Zoo with their 1-month-old son, Canyon. When the Austins arrived at the gorilla enclosure, a mother gorilla named Kiki approached the observation glass to take a closer look at the tiny human wrapped in a warm blanket in Emmelina’s arms. Kiki was obviously lovestruck by the baby that she cozied up against the glass and sat there watching.

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Gorilla Human Love
Source – Michael Austin

Then, the most heartwarming thing happened. Kiki brought over her own baby, Pablo, to show to the human family. “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,” recalled Michael.

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Gorilla Human Love
Source – Michael Austin

For the next few minutes, they held each others’ babies inches apart on either side of the glass wall. The two mothers were physically and verbally disconnected by the glass wall and language differences, but their connection over motherhood is absolutely touching.

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Gorilla Human Love
Source – Michael Austin

“[Kiki] was talking to us with her hands,” Michael said. “Pablo even pushed his face up to the glass at one point and they watched him, noses touching, together.”

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Gorilla Human Love
Source – Michael Austin

The couple was in tears as they shared this compassionate moment with a gorilla family who was, no doubt, just as emotionally intelligent as humans. Luckily, Michael was able to capture both parties in the same frame and it will certainly be a great moment to savor when Canyon grows up.

The video was shared on YouTube and it went viral almost immediately.

Watch The Incredible Interaction Below!

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