Ending the week on a mushy but happy note, here’s a video about Taiwan’s first zoo-born panda being reunited with its mom after a medically-mandated separation. This video has gone viral (I think it’s on HuffPo, too), and if you haven’t seen it already you’re leading a life that’s too free from the Internet.
Mashable gives the data:
Taiwan’s first newborn giant Panda was officially reunited with her mom on August 12 after a month of separation. In a YouTube video posted by the Taipei Zoo, tiny Yuan Zai’s mother cuddles her close for the first time. Their loving embrace is a sight that will weaken even the coldest of hearts.
Yuan Zai has been away from mother Yuan Yuan since her birth on July 6. After suffering an injury only a few days into her life, the little cub was moved to an incubator and required constant monitoring and care. Caretakers reintroduced Yuan Zai and her mother on August 11, but kept the two separate to gauge Yuan Yuan’s reaction. Take a look at footage of their first meeting below.