A baby monkey was filmed breaking down in tears over the body of its dead mum.
The little chimp was left heartbroken after it watched its mother get hit by a speeding car while she was attempting to cross the road.
The monkey went running to its mother and tried to ‘wake her up and hug her’ as soon as it saw her get hit, witnesses said.
The moving scenes were witnessed in Elathur, Southern India, on Friday.
One local, Saravanan, said: “It was unbelievable and heartbreaking.
“We saw the young monkey weeping over the carcass of its mother and it was a show of human-like emotions.”
Animal services and the police were called, who then took the mother away to be cremated.
Another local said: “They managed to keep the baby monkey away from the body, but the baby kept jumping around and continued weeping.”
Some locals were so touched by the incident that they could not hold back their tears.