Long-lost silverback gorilla bros Kesho and Alf were reunited this week after spending nearly three years apart -- and it was brotherly love at first embrace, according to staff at Longleat Safari Park in the U.K.:
We weren't entirely sure that the brothers would even know each other, (Kesho has gained 200 pounds!) but the moment they met you could just see the recognition in their eyes.
They were touching each other through the cage that temporarily separated them and there were no acts of aggression.
We put them together 24 hours later and it was like they had never been apart.
Ten-year-old Elijah Porter was ecstatic when Canada's 4x100m relay team won bronze in London.
Then the team was disqualified for running outside the lane, and Elijah, devastated, wanted to help ease the pain for runners Justyn Warner, Gavin Smellie, Jared Connaughton, and Oluseyi Smith.
So he sent them a letter:
Dear Justyn, Gavin, Jarred [sic], and Oluseyi,
I'm Elijah Porter. I'm ten and I live in Newfoundland, Canada. When I heard what happened on Aug. 11, I knew it was wrong. The rules were not right. But, at last, I realized how good you were. We're Canadians. We persevere. We create better lives for each other. The cold didn't stop us from living in the north. We didn't lose the War of 1812. We adapt and survive. We have earned our freedom. Someday, if I become a biologist, if I get rich, and, if I remember, I will donate money to the summer and winter Canadian Olympians. I hope you like the medal!
Elijah included with the letter his medal from a soccer clinic sponsored by Tim Hortons.