GOOD NEWS This Adorable Photo of a Girl Bonding With a Baby Gorilla Will Melt Your Heart
A priceless photo of a little girl and a baby gorilla sharing a touching moment is warming the hearts of people across the country.
On a recent trip to the Fort Worth Zoo, two-year-old Braylee Davis wanted to get as close to five-month-old gorilla Gus as possible.
She walked up and put her hands up against his glass enclosure. The baby primate stood up and put his hands on the exact same spot on the other side of the glass.
The zoo posted the photo to their Facebook page with the caption, "As he gets older, Gus is exploring more and more of the world around him, which includes encounters with new friends like Braylee of Fort Worth."
Gus, who is Fort Worth Zoo's first western lowland gorilla, was born in December last year.
His birth was celebrated as a major conservation success, as the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the species as "critically endangered."