These kittens are in love with the Koko the gorilla. The great ape, who is famous for her ability to speak in a modified American Sign Language, celebrated her 44th birthday this summer. Like so many 44-year-old women, Koko has gone a bit baby-crazy, continuing to sign the word 'baby' and carrying gorilla dolls in her arms. So for her birthday, Koko's trainer Francine Patterson gave her the family she always wanted — a litter of kittens.

Kokoflix writes, "Koko fell in love with one, and the other fell in love with her. Koko has adopted these two kittens into her family, and it has energized her world." 

Koko was just as excited as you would be to be introduced to a whole crew of kittens, proving once and for all that apes really are our relatives.

Sources: h/t Daily Mail