Get Ready to Cry Over This Dying Chimpanzee Recognizing Her Old Friend

Mama the chimpanzee was 59-years-old and gravely ill, and got one last visit from Dutch biologist Jan van Hooff before passing away.

Mama wouldn’t eat or respond to anyone, but lit up like a Christmas tree when she saw her old BFF, who she first met in 1972.

The video is from 2016 — but is going viral today — and is a stark reminder in today’s world that compassion still exists.

We’re not even going to pretend like we didn’t bawl like babies while watching this.