The amazing video below shows an American tourist named John, who went gorilla-watching new Bwindi National Park in Uganda and ending up being petted and groomed by a group of wild mountain gorillas.

Park rangers say interactions such as these are very rare.

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“The silverback is just behind you. He’s sitting a meter behind you and [there are] three babies squashed between him and you. The female’s just behind you to your right,” the friend is heard saying. “Tell me what you’re feeling now, John.”

“I just feel like one of the gang,” says Joh.