A visit to the zoo turned into an once-in-a-lifetime experience for a young Maine-based family. When found themselves in front of a threatened Western Lowland gorilla’s enclosure, they simply learned what the unique mother’s bond actually means. The moment was caught on camera, and it is nothing short of extraordinary!
Emmelina Austin, her husband Michael and their one-month-old son, Canyon went to go to the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, but little did they know they were about to experience a fantastic moment. “When I walked into the zoo that day, I never ever might’ve imagined that we ‘d have this experience,” the lady said.
The new mom was carrying her child right into her arms, when she spotted a mother gorilla via the glass. It was Kiki– one of the zoo’s most famous residents– and her 7-month-old child Pablo. So the mom and her brand-new birthed child picked up a moment and took a look at her. However after that something lovable happened!
Kiki and her baby came close to the enclosure’s glass, and so Emmelina did. After that, for several minutes both mother rested there and bond over their babies in the sweetest possible way. The kind of deep connection, you really need to experience, to understand. Michael caught the whole scene on his cellphone and the video went viral online.
” My wife stood up our child to show to Kiki,” Michael explained to THE DODO. “After that Kiki grabbed Pablo and put him on her leg to bring him over to us. It was one of the most amazing experiences. Kiki was talking to us with her hands. My wife and I both had tears in our eyes.”
Despite the differences, in this magical moment, both moms spoke the very same language! Emmelina was deeply impressed by the special bond. An experience she definitely will not forget anytime soon.
” Her face was so in love,” the mother said. “She kept looking around the corner of the cavern, and I resembled, ‘She’s looking at Canyon.’ She was showing her child, my baby.”