We’ve all heard of the world-famous comedian Robin Williams. He was able to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. It was tragic when he passed away. The whole world mourned his death.
Even after his death, he is still remembered for his unique ability to connect with all types of people. The bond between Koko the gorilla and Williams is a great example. How amazing, this connection was formed through sign language.
Koko’s caregivers showed a video of both of them meeting in 2001, during a tribute video from 2014. This video portrays William’s skill to brighten up the lives of people around him. The Gorilla Foundation decided to reach out to this star due to this reason.
Koko because depressed after losing her dear friend, a gorilla named Michael. She became sad and withdrawn. The foundation wanted the comedian to lift Koko’s spirits up, and Williams agreed to do so.
According to Williams, “We shared something extraordinary: Laughter. Koko understands spoken English and uses over 1000 signs to share her feelings and thoughts about daily events, life, love, even death. It was remarkable and unforgettable.”
The video of them both shows the fantastic bond between them. It is surprising how comfortable they feel around each other. Koko is very playful around him and even steals William’s glasses. She then picks his pocket and goes through his wallet.
When Koko was told of William’s death, she was very emotional. The gorilla even signed ‘cry’ as a response to this news. This shows how close she was with the comedian.
Just a few years later, in 2018, Koko too passed away at the age of 46. We hope that they get to meet again in the afterlife.
Watch the video of them both bonding in a playful manner.
Doesn’t this story just warm your heart to the core?
Another heart-warming story of a stay dog who disrupted an acting performance to comfort the actor who was pretending to be injured in Turkey. Numan Uzunsoy, an actor, was lying on the floor, pretending to be hurt when this adorable stray dog decided to check on him.
The curious dog believed the man was in trouble, therefore, decided to snuggle and comfort him. This emotional moment was caught on video and shared on social media.
Animals have do have feelings. Research has provided compelling evidence that many animals are likely to feel a full range of emotions, such as joy, fear, happiness, embarrassment, shame, jealousy, rage, resentment, anger, love, etc.
A study by Professor Paul Zak of Claremont Graduate University researched the hormone oxytocin as a bonding agent in relationships. He made an incredible discovery that animals are capable of falling in love.
Animals can fall in love, just as humans do.
These stories proves it!
Featured image is screenshot from the YouTube video.