This is a beautiful story. Gorilla even wanted a kiss which he wasn’t interested in. I thought that was the only that that lacked in this relationship.
Animals are smarter than we think. Especially, animals who share close genes as us humans. They have vivid, long-lasting memories and can be more affectionate than humans. Can you imagine when you have all the sweetest memories coming up and you finally reunited with someone who you loved after ages, and that you are not going to see that person again? Ohh I feel for Gorilla.
You could see the gorilla smile. And he had tears in his eyes when he knew his friend was going to leave him again. Oh to have such a friend. David and Jonathan. Friends forever!