Koko the gorilla is is famous for her ability to speak in a modified American sign language – – which is pretty remarkable.
She celebrated her 44th birthday this summer. And (like many women her age) Koko has gone a bit baby-crazy, continuing to sign the word ‘baby’ and carrying gorilla dolls in her arms. So for her birthday, Koko’s trainer Francine Patterson gave her the family she always wanted — a litter of kittens.
My heart melted as I watched this video, and left me asking: “In a world where gorillas and kittens can love one another…why can’t humans??!!”