However, even in this place where standing up to poachers can endanger a person’s life and day to day life can be uncertain, some amazing people devote their lives to the animals of the region. Park rangers like Patrick Karabaranga, the ranger in this particular video, risk their lives every single day to care for and protect the mountain gorillas and other animals. To these brave, caring, and compassionate park rangers, these animals are everything and that kind of love, and sacrifice can be seen in the video, as Patrick comforts a young, orphaned gorilla.

Even in times of strife and upheaval, it’s a comfort to know that people are willing to sacrifice everything to protect those that can’t protect themselves. This young gorilla obviously appreciates the kindness, and even though his loss saddens him, he knows that there is someone there to love him.