Damian hasn’t seen Kwibi in over 5 years. His organization, The Aspinall Foundation, has been working to reintroduce captive gorillas back into the wild, for the last 1o years. Kwibi was raised by Damian at Howletts Wild Animal Park located in England. When Kwibi turned 5, he was taken to the forest of Goban in West Africa and released.

Now 5 years later, Damian goes looking for Kwibi—he wants to meet him again. After traveling for several hours, searching for the gorilla, they finally find him, and the animal takes no time in recognizing his old friend.

Damian knew the dangers this escapade can pose to him. But ignoring all the odds against him, the man sets out to see an old friend that he helped raise for 5 years and later helped release into the wild, where he truly belonged.

Watch the amazing reunion below and tell us what you think about the gorilla’s reaction, in the comments below. If you enjoyed this video as much as we did, then please like and share it with family and friends, and help put a smile on their face!