The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist had an unusual jam session with famous gorilla Koko in Woodside, California, over the weekend. The rock star posted several images and videos from the occasion on both his Instagram and Twitter accounts. In one video uploaded to the band’s YouTube page, Flea talks about his life-changing interaction with Koko.
“This is just the greatest thing that could ever happen,” he said in the video, which showed Flea laying down as Koko strums his guitar. “This is the day that I will never forget in my life.”
Koko has made a name for herself because she has reportedly learned sign language. To date, Koko has reportedly earned over 1,000 signs and knows approximately 2,000 English words, according to the Gorilla Foundation’s website.
Flea also posted several images with his new music-loving friend, included the two embracing each other. He captioned the photo, “My sweet and true friend koko.”
He posted another picture of the two soon after, and wrote, “What I needed was one of these bad ass koko shirts!” with a link to purchase a signature Koko shirt.
Koko was equally excited to meet the music icon, as the foundation explained in a post on their website.
“One of Koko’s favorite musicians, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers came to visit,” the foundation said. “Koko was thrilled by the mellow sounds and a jamming session followed with Koko strumming on Flea’s base!”
And this doesn’t appear to be the last meeting between the two new pals.
“Watch for more news on future collaborations between the two,” the foundation wrote.