Back in the days, there were not many laws to protect animals from experiments. When Linda Koebner was a 23 year old grad student, she had an opportunity to get involved in a special project. A group of laboratory chimpanzees were going to be freed after six years and it was Linda’s duty to make them accustomed to the wild. She was going to act as their surrogate mother and foster them.

The poor chimpanzees were terrified as they had been living in tiny metal boxes for such a long time. Linda looked after two of them for four years. They were named Doll and Swing. They were sent back to their natural habitat after they were deemed to be ready. In this clip, Linda reunites with these two after almost 18 years! She thought the apes wouldn’t remember her, but she was wrong. You are going to be in tears when you see how the chimps reacted!

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