Despite losing an arm, Xing Xing is one chilled-out chonk thanks to Ye, the elderly Buddhist nun who rescued her. Xing Xing is a Tibetan macaque in China who accidentally lost her arm in a wild boar trap. She was found by a hunter, who sold her to a local village to be entertainment. Xing Xing apparently had too big an appetite, so she lost her job and her home.
She was luckily taken in by Ye, an 83-year-old Buddhist nun, and has lived in her temple for ten years. Xing Xing was naughty at first, always stealing food. Thanks to Ye’s kindness and patience, Xing Xing has become very relaxed and friendly to humans for a monkey. Videos of her looking cute and round while enjoying snacks started going viral and now she’s an online celebrity.
She’s actually become too famous, with too many visitors coming just to see her, leading to overfeeding. Let’s hope she gets on an appropriate diet (right after the holidays of course) but keeps getting all the love she deserves.