A heartbreaking event has really come along and turned into one of the most heartwarming stories you will ever see.

This story has been unfolding down at the Denver Zoo, where a baby orangutan is being cared for by her father after the unexpected death of her mother. Baby Cerah and her daddy are doing just fine, but I have to admit, theirs is definitely not a common one, which makes it all the sweeter.

Typically, male orangutans are not involved with their offspring, but since Baby Cerah's Mom died just before Christmas, her Dad, Berani, has stepped up and been giving his baby lots of love and snuggles....and it's just all sorts of adorable. (Pass the tissues, please.)

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Animals of the Denver Zoo