We all need people around us who don’t mind being the audience for those silly jokes and little tricks we have up our sleeves. This orangutan in a zoo in Barcelona, Spain can very well be that perfectly gracious friend whose reassuring attention keeps your self-esteem intact even when your moves turn out a bit – lame.
A video clip shows the primate watching with interest as Dan Zaleski from Meriden, Connecticut, tries to do a small magic trick from the other side of the glass. It then appears to double over with laughter at the right moment and ends up making everyone feel good about themselves.
But did the ape really find the not-so-remarkable magic trick impressive or was it just being ‘sweet’? Watch the video to decide for yourself.