I saw this story a few days ago and was surprised it took this long, definitely a happy or funny mutant story.
Reminds me of a story from the 30's Depression era New York
An actor famous in the Yiddish theatre scene down on his luck had been turned away from auditions for months, there was one job opening that he walked away from though, he was to proud to do that. The gorilla in the local zoo had died, the zoo ticket sales had dropped off as kids loved the scary gorilla and there was no budget for a new one in addition to the expensive banana diet. After thinking overnight he swallowed his pride and went back taking the job.
At first he, a gifted actor, was depressed sitting on his log while the kids screamed and tried to bait him. After a few days he snapped growling like a mad ape and jumping trying to catch the nasty kids, the management heard and congratulated him, turns out the kids loved shrieking in terror.
Our ape man began to enjoy terrorizing the nasty kids, he also got into capering around and doing tricks for the nice ones.
One day he is doing tricks, swinging on the ropes and tire swing; he swings so hard he missed the ledge and sailed into the next exhibit.
Bruised and dazed he looked up to see a lion approaching. Knowing this was the end he said loud and clear the words every good Jew is taught to have on their lips when they are sure life is at an end, "Shema Yisrael Adonai Elihanu Adonai Echad"(tr:listen Israel God is God, God is singular).
Then a miracle worthy of the prophet Daniel occurred, the lion stood up on his hind legs on hearing these holy words and to the actors surprise spoke the traditional Hebrew response, "Baruch Shem Cavod Malcoto Laolam Vaed"(tr:blessed is the name(God's) of importance and kingship for ever).
Even more surprising than the lifesaving miracle though was the bear in the exhibit across the path who poked his head into view and shouted "Shut up you shmucks! are you trying to get us all fired?!"