Koko and Robin Williams Laugh

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Photographer: Ron Cohn

Videographer: Ron Cohn

Source: KokoArc Video 591

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In a previous KokoArc video, Koko Tickles Penny’s Foot (1978), we saw Koko and Penny laughing together, and it made us think of Koko’s visit with Robin Williams in 2000.  In the above video from Koko and Robin’s special visit, you can see them sharing so much joy together.  They are making each other laugh and feel loved.

The visit was especially therapeutic for Koko, as she hadn’t laughed since losing her lifelong male gorilla companion, Michael, 4 months earlier.  Koko made a new friend that day who helped her feel happiness again.

And we’re pretty sure Robin was uplifted that day too!