A video that shows a monkey comforting a grieving woman at a funeral is going viral on the Internet, leaving people teary-eyed.
Watch the monkey comforting a grieving woman at the funeral
Video Credit: Rumble
Grieving women were sitting on the floor during the funeral of 80-year-old Devendrappa Kammar, of Nargund, southern India when a monkey joined them.
The monkey sat beside a woman calmly for a few minutes while the woman cried at the loss of her relative.
The monkey then can be seen placing his arm around the shoulder of the crying woman to comfort her.
The woman then hugs the monkey who was comforting her. The monkey sat there for a few more minutes to comfort the relatives.
The video was posted online and left everyone teary-eyed. One user said: ‘Absolutely amazing, animals are so empathetic’ while another user said: ‘Animals know when you’re feeling upset. My Rottie puts his paws round my neck & gives me a cuddle when I’m stressed out’.
The third one wrote: ‘How lovely, animals r amazing, we could learn from them’ while another user said: ‘That is so beautiful God bless these animals’.
According to locals, monkeys have been attending funerals in the area for more than a year.
Whenever they see people mourning, they join them and comfort the mourners.
In January, a monkey attended the funeral of Halappa Chikkamani when he died aged 69. The monkey consoled his family and went away only when the family stopped crying.
Halappa Chikkamani’s son said: “The monkey sat on my lap for some time and put its arms around me. It only went away after I stopped crying.”
Locals say that they miss the other kind of social gatherings but they never miss the funerals and always come to comfort the mourners.
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