Video from a zoo goer
Scary situation down in Cincy over the weekend when a 4 year old fell into the gorilla exhibit at the zoo. I can’t even imagine what the parents of this kid were thinking as he was being grabbed by the gorilla who probably outweighs him by 400 lbs. This is legit probably one of the more terrifying things I’ve watched on the Internet.
But here’s the thing that no one is mentioning- this kid now has an AWESOME story to tell for the rest of his life. He can now one up everyone everytime he’s sitting with his buddies. “Oh, your dad played professional baseball? Cool story, bro. I stared into the eyes of a Silverback when I was 4 and lived to tell about it.”
He won’t even need pick up lines. For the rest of his life he’ll be known as the kid who went toe to toe with a gorilla and came out victorious. He’ll be the real life “The Boy Who Lived.”
Now obviously if the boy ends up with a permanent disability or injury this story is incredibly, incredibly sad, but everything I’ve read makes it sound like he’ll be OK. He’s incredibly lucky if he walked away with a couple bruises and maybe a broken bone or two. Unfortunately the gorilla had to be shot which absolutely sucks.