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Orangutan Pulls Rambunctious Kid Along In An All Too Familiar Scene For Parents

While we're obviously a distinct species from orangutans, we can sometimes find that we have a lot more in common than we think.

It's true that most of us can't exactly relate to everything they're going through, but we have enough of the same problems and ways of dealing with them that it's no surprise that we have them as a distant relative.

And if there's one picture can encapsulate what we have in common, it's the one capturing a particularly adorable moment of primate parenthood.

While the typical ways that orangutans tend to behave don't always line up with how we live our lives, they've felt pretty relatable lately.

According to the San Diego Zoo, orangutans aren't known to be particularly social animals and the kinds of bonds they form seem to be looser than in other primates.

That said, they're also reputed to be generally non-aggressive towards humans and each other.

And while we can obviously think of some exceptions among the people in our lives, it's a safe bet that most of us would say we don't go out of our way to start trouble.

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Although many of us may not like living in solitude, this past year has put so many of us in positions where the orangutan's usual level of social interaction seems oddly familiar.

But the unexpected familiarity hardly stops there now that we've seen this incredibly charming photo.

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Three-year-old Berani was having a blast playing around at Belgium's Pairi Daiza zoo, but the playtime has to stop sometime, so his mom Sari ended up having to drag him away from whatever he was doing.

And in a move that took me deeper into my memories of childhood than I expected, it seems like the little one is going limp to make it as hard as possible for his mom to end his fun.

And if that didn't already ring some uncomfortably real bells for parents with energetic children, what happened next really makes this seem like the circle of life.

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Apparently, it didn't take long before little Berani got right back up and continued the same mischief as before.

We don't have a picture of how Sari reacted to the knowledge that she'd have to do that all over again, but I'm sure there are a lot of parents who could fill in the blanks on that one.

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