A natural animal generally takes a long time to trust a human, but when this young gorilla discovered the folks who rescued him were nothing but kind and gentle, he bonded with them in the cutest way possible. The moment was captured on film, and it’s nothing short of wonderful!

Bobga has gone through a lot in his short life, despite his youth. He was only a few weeks old when his family was killed by poachers, and his odds of survival were bleak. The terrified and befuddled gorilla was placed in a small cage, most likely to be sold as a pet on the illicit market. He was saved just in time and sent to the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon, which is a wildlife sanctuary.

Bobga had never trusted people before, and it’s clear why, but it was a person who provided him with all the comfort he needed. When he met Alvin Muma, a volunteer at Limbe Center, he discovered that humans can be compassionate.

Despite the fact that nothing can ever replace a family’s love, Bobga’s caretaker made sure the animal was as comfortable as possible, and the sweet creature returned the favor. As a result, it didn’t take long for Alvin and Bobga to become inseparable. The tiny gorilla was relieved to finally have a home.

In a series of wonderful images, the woman even captured the bond these two enjoy on video. Bobga can be seen sleeping in his friend’s arms or cuddling close to him. It’s moments like these that make you realize how dedicated these people are to helping animals in need.

“We give these helpless animals a second opportunity,” Craddock added. “Providing alternative employment to ex-hunting populations and educating the local community about environmental conservation.” Bobga and one of his loyal caregivers are sharing a tender moment of rest.”

Bobga will heal and rehabilitate, despite the fact that it will take a long time and a lot of effort, due to these dedicated folks!