I sat in the comfort of my parents’ house in Durban, South-Africa, enjoying the rain and an episode of Tom and Jerry with my father. Munching on one of my mother’s fresh, scrumptious Rotis, (flat hand-made bread) I saw a Vervet monkey suddenly swing onto the bars on our safety door. My father suggested I offer it some of my roti; it gently accepted the gift. Peering in, my new friend stared with interest at the TV. The curious monkey, my father, and I watched the rest of Tom and Jerry’s adventure together, astonished at the harmony that exists between humans and animals in our world if we could only try to see this.