It's a tale as old as time.
After 10 months of training, Lindsey Costello decided to visit the Louisville Zoo on her last day of leave.
"You’re not allowed to have any animals in a training facility — or at a training command, being a student,” said Costello. “I went home on leave, and the first thing I wanted to do was, I just wanted to be surrounded by animals. Because I love animals so, so much. So on my last day home I’m like, ‘Hey, let’s go to the Zoo! That’s the best place to see animals, right?’”
The military trainee was part of the Navy's newest behavioral Health Technicians.
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When she decided to visit the gorilla exhibit and that's where the magic happened.
The 19 year-old sat down next to the glass at the zoo's gorilla exhibit and started showing pictures and videos on her smartphone to the animals.
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