Baby Gorilla Shares Touching Moment With Little Girl at Texas Zoo

By Sherley Boursiquot, Epoch Times
May 26, 2016 Updated: May 26, 2016

A toddler and a baby gorilla warmed the hearts of many on social media this week. 

Thousands of Facebook users have shared a photo of the pair who reached out to one another on either side of a glass panel at Fort Worth Zoo in Texas.

“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,” the zoo wrote on Facebook

The photo has since been shared over 800 times. 

According to a news release in December, Gus is the “first-ever western lowland gorilla” born at the zoo. 

He was born on Dec. 5 to “first-time parents Gracie and Elmo,” the zoo said.