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Koko, the gorilla, says goodbye to friend Robin Williams [video]

Turns out, the magic of Robin Williams reached beyond our own species.

Back in 2001, Williams met Koko, a gorilla taught to speak American Sign Language, and she, too, had a rollicking good time with the comedian. There’s even more to the story than just a celebrity meeting, though.

According to Huffington Post:

Williams, they said, managed to do something that day that was truly extraordinary: He made Koko smile.

At the time of her meeting with Williams, Koko hadn’t cracked a smile in more than six months — “ever since her lifelong gorilla companion, Michael, passed away,” according to the conservation group.

Koko, like so many of us, was devastated to hear of the actor’s death, as seen in the photo above. The Gorilla Foundation is hoping that a video of their happy memories helps to ease her pain.

Full story at Huffington Post.

Breaking down the boundaries between animals.

Photo credit: The Gorilla Foundation, Graphics credit: Canva

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