Wild gorillas approach him. He's shocked when they embrace him and "groom" him

Wild gorillas approach him. He's shocked when they embrace him and "groom" him

A photographer named John ventured to Uganda with his friends in order to observe and photograph wild Mountain Gorillas. Little did they know, they were about to embark on the experience of a lifetime.
Although they were accompanied by an experienced guide, no one could have predicted that they would get so close to the wild gorillas. In the video below, John’s friend is recording on the camera. He comes across John surrounded by wild gorillas. At first, I was terrified for John as there is an adult male Silverback gorilla inches away from him. The male gorilla observes John, and it’s clear that he could easily hurt John if he felt threatened. Luckily, John sat there patiently and did not flinch or do anything to threaten the gorilla.
Then something remarkable happens. A family of gorillas approaches John. The females and children get close, and some even touch John and try to groom him. While it probably feels like forever to John, in reality, this only lasted for a few minutes. After some time passes, the gorillas move on. This is certainly not something you see… ever!