By reaching out to a sentient and highly intelligent animal, we learned a great deal of what it means to be human, a caring and compassionate human being. Koko loved kind people; she knew who they were! According to a beautiful tribute in the New York Times, Koko’s favorite fan was Fred Rogers, and he loved her back. Mister Rogers who is being remembered in Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary opening in New Jersey today. Watch this space for a review.
She also had a deep bond with one of the finest, most brilliant actors, Robin Williams. And that gifted soul loved her back. According to the Gorilla Foundation, Koko was crestfallen upon learning about Mr. Williams’s tragic suicide.
May we rejoice in the memory of these three beautiful souls, who brought the