We promise this is as cute as it sounds.
Here is a video of a 2-year-old boy named Isaiah playing a spontaneous game of hide-and-seek with a baby lowland gorilla at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. Who knew gorillas were so good at playtime?
They hit it off right away and, as far as we can tell, are basically best friends.
And while Isaiah is a formidable seeker, that little gorilla is so good at hiding!
To justify feeling warmhearted watching this, know that while it’s certainly not ideal for any wild animal to live in captivity, west lowland gorillas are severely endangered due to poaching, disease, and deforestation. Many also say that the Columbus Zoo acts more as an animal sanctuary than a zoo, per se, and is focused on conservation. So there’s that.
And in other cute kids news, check out Brad Pitt and look-alike son Knox at the British Grand Prix: