Monkey offers emotional support to distressed man, Video goes viraltext_fields
A video consoling a man in distress has gone viral on social media. It looks like the animal is his pet as it was seen wearing a blue shirt.
The duo is clearly bonded as the monkey immediately notices the gestures of stress and pats his shoulder. The animal then asks the man to lie on his lap so that it can comfort his friend.
Many social media users are taking the video as a sign that animals and humans share similar traits when it comes to emotions. They also respond to emotional distress by offering soothing actions.
When the video begins, the monkey is sitting on a couch. The man comes to sit next to it and lightly hits his head with his hands and shakes his head to express distress. The monkey, within seconds. notices that the human is going through a tough time.
He first pats him on the back and gestures to lie down by putting his head on the monkey's lap. Once he does, the monkey continues to pat his shoulder in an effort to calm him down.
The video was shared a week ago and already has 3.4 million views and over 44,000 likes on Twitter.