Grief-stricken wild MONKEY gives human friend who fed him every day a kiss as he tries to revive him during his funeral
- Before his death, Peetambaram Rajan, 56, fed the wild grey langur every day
- Mourners brought the monkey to his funeral, and were amazed at their bond
- In video, the monkey perches on the side of the coffin, cupping his friend’s face
- He then leans in to plant a kiss on his face, and appears to try and wake him
This is the heart-touching moment when a grief-stricken wild monkey gave his human friend a final kiss and tried to revive him at his funeral.
Before his death, Peetambaram Rajan, 56, fed the wild grey langur every day with fruit and biscuits at his forest-side home in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.
And when mourners brought the monkey to Rajan’s funeral, they were amazed at how strong the bond had become.
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Pictured left: This is the heart-touching moment when a grief-stricken monkey gave his human pal a last kiss at his funeral. Before his death, Peetambaram Rajan, 56, fed the wild grey langur every day with fruit and biscuits at his forest-side home in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
As the langur perched on the edge of Rajan’s open coffin, it gently cupped his chin as if trying to work out why his friend is so still.
Video footage recorded by a mourner at the head of the coffin shows the monkey leaning in to try to hug his human benefactor.
The langur then leans over the coffin and plants a kiss on Rajan’s face and grabs his hands, as if trying to lead him away or wake him up.
Eventually mourners gently carry the distressed monkey away from the coffin.
As the langur perches on the edge of Rajan’s open coffin, it gently cups his chin as if trying to work out why his pal is so still. Then, video footage recorded by a mourner shows the monkey leaning in to try to hug his human benefactor
Father-of-two Rajan died of a sudden illness on October 17, reported local media.
The video was posted online and racked up hundreds of thousands of views, with the monkey’s solemn respect touching netizens.
Social media user ‘JP Mahanta’ commented: ‘That man has earned the love, if there is a heaven for people, he is surely going there. Om Shanti.’
And ‘Udhishther Singh Karihal’ wrote: ‘Respect. Very heart touching. Om Shanti.’
‘Maureen Donaghey’ remarked: ‘Wow. Brought tears here. And people say animals are not able to feel as we do.’
And ‘Beverly Fenton’ observed: ‘We are all related.’
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