What’s cuter than babies and animals? How about babies and animals that play together? A quick game of hide-and-seek might not sound like anything special, but when a toddler is playing some peek-a-boo with a baby gorilla, like the pair in the video below, the results are unbelievably adorable.

There’s something magical about watching kids and animals interact. Whether it’s a family dog or a baby gorilla at the zoo, kids seem to have a special connection with animals that is completely heart-melting. And those early relationships can have a big impact on kids’ social development and growth, as well as their love and respect of nature.

What are some adorable ways your kids and pets play together? Share your stories in the comments below.