Posted: Dec 23, 2011 9:36 AM by David Sherman
Updated: Dec 23, 2011 9:44 AM
If you love gorillas and ever dreamed of being able to get really "up close and personal" with them, this might be the most amazing video you'll ever see.
The video was posted to YouTube by user aleutiandream, and shows a "gorilla trek" tourist who winds up in "an amazing chance encounter with a troop of wild mountain gorillas near Bwindi National Park, Uganda."
The man in the video is surrounded by gorillas and simply beams from ear to ear in disbelief as he is studied and occasionally "groomed" and touched by the smaller gorillas, while the large male gorilla sits a few feet behind him.
Near the end of the video, the man - still smiling and wide-eyed in disbelief - says quietly, "I am a gorilla!" to indicate his apparent "acceptance" by the troop.