Monkey joins funeral, consoles family by putting his hand on a family member’s head

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The Hush Post | 16:55 | two-minute read

It was an astonishing moment when a monkey appeared to console mourners at a funeral in a village in Karnataka.

A video that has made its way online which shows a langur walk up to a woman as he puts its hands on her shoulder and head, as if consoling her for the loss in the family.

The incident was recorded after the death of an 80-year-old man in Nargund. As relatives gathered to mourn his death, the monkey joined the grieving family. The monkey entered the house and sat with the man’s relatives for some time before eventually walking away.

According to locals, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened and the monkey has been attending people’s funerals for about a year.

“The sound of loud wailing possibly drew its attention. It attends the funerals and mimics how we console each other,” Parameshwara Nayak, a resident of the town, who spotted the monkey at other funerals, reportedly said.

“Now we feel that no funeral is complete until the monkey arrives,” he added.

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