People all over the internet are sharing the incredibly moving story below.
According to Newsflare, last month, a student attending Kingsway High School in Amanzimtoti, South Africa, spotted a young vervet monkey with an injured leg.
The student quickly contacted Umsizi Vervet Rescue Centre, an organization that helps rehabilitate injured vervet monkeys.
A team of volunteers from the organization spent hours trying to catch the injured monkey, who they named Pearce. At first, Pearce’s monkey family was upset and angry over the humans trying to take Pearce. Clearly the animals expected the worse and did not understand they were trying to help.
Luckily, the rescuers were able to take Pearce back to the center and help heal his leg for several weeks.
Three weeks later, Tracy Rowles, who runs the rescue organization, wanted to return Pearce to his family in the wild. Because vervet monkeys are known for traveling over many miles, it took hours of searching to find them.
Then, it happened. Tracy and her team spotted his family sitting on a small building by school fields.
Tracy opened Pearce’s cage to let him free and, instantly, he ran off to be with his monkey friends.
You can see the exact moment one of the monkeys recognizes little Pearce and helps him climb up a gate to get the roof where they are. This monkey, possibly his mother, quickly embraces Pearce into a hug as another monkey joins too.
The moment is so sweet and touching – it’s quite clear his family missed him!
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