~ Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. - Carl Sandburg
One of the most heartwarming scenes of the year has to be this one. In German, this news vid shows lab chimps who’ve been caged indoors their entire lives as they go outside for the very first time. The smiles say it all.
Link shows the translation. Part of that includes this comment:
"They hugged each other, like they would say they were finally free. And then they laughed. One imagines being locked up for 30 years in an elevator, then to open the door with friends and say "I don't believe it." They have only seen people wearing protective clothing; they have never had regular contact. They never learned to climb, because they were brought to the laboratory as babies. Now they can finally get out."