'Jane Goodall: The Hope': Fans feel positive and emotional after watching inspiring 'chimp lady' documentary

Twitter has been flooded with positive reactions to the documentary with most expressing how in awe they are of the 86-year-old who's still fighting this raging battle against environmental degradation


                            'Jane Goodall: The Hope': Fans feel positive and emotional after watching inspiring 'chimp lady' documentary
Jane Goodall (Getty Images)

National Geographic's special new documentary on beloved "chimp lady", activist and environmentalist Jane Goodall premiered on April 22. The 90-minute documentary, 'Jane Goodall: The Hope' delves into her life story, starting with her research and adventures in the African wild as a primatologist.

Goodall dedicated herself to working towards not only understanding how these primates dwelled but also bettering the future of their species. Goodall was swept by her mission to make the world a better place to live in when she learned of the destruction of nature and the environment, all because of man's selfishness.

She dropped her title as a "researcher" and instead took on the work of an activist to protect and conserve the earth. The film also highlights the legacy that she leaves behind — the Jane Goodall Institute and her youth-oriented Roots and Shoots program. 

Goodall founded the institute for the purpose of research to continue to study the dwindling populations of chimpanzees, their deteriorating habitats and look into the conservation of the earth.

She is also a human-development planner and the documentary shows that she travels to underprivileged areas of Africa, with small villages that are aching to develop. Goodall, as an activist for the earth, aims to make local life better because she cares for the people who share the same ecology as chimpanzees.

Dr Jane Goodall attends a special screening of BAFTA-nominated National Geographic documentary 'Jane' in her hometown at Odeon Bournemouth on January 9, 2018, in Bournemouth, United Kingdom (Getty Images)

Her institution also helps villages with land-use management plans and lead the way for them to thrive in co-dependence with nature, while also making sure that the earth is unharmed. 

In a sense, the documentary is an eye-opener to many. Goodall has dedicated most of the 86 years of her life to the earth's well-being and continues to do. She's even actively grooming future generations and inspiring to be a part of her mission, that they will eventually also take over.

In the years that she has sought to make a difference, she has only earned herself a large fan-following and flocks of admirers — with many taking to social media to gush about how much they're loving 'Jane Goodall: The Hope'.

Twitter has been flooded with positive reactions to the documentary with most expressing how in awe they are of the 86-year-old who's still fighting this raging battle against environmental degradation. 

"Do yourself a favor and watch the Nat Geo special, 'Jane Goodall: The Hope'. An amazing woman whose life long work is the positive message we all need at this time. Her work with youth in Africa and around the world is uplifting. A visionary. #RootsandShoots," a fan tweeted, urging people to watch the documentary.

This fan's enthrallment is evident: "It’s my pleasure to watch 'Jane Goodall: The Hope' on Earth Day on @NatGeoChannel tonight! I've read her books since I was very young. She has always been an inspiration as a woman, scientist, writer, & activist for chimpanzees! I wish her well for many more years to come!"

Author Elie Wiesel, Jane Goodall, actor Michael Douglas and author Anna Cataldi attend a UN Messengers of Peace press conference moderated by Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, at the United Nations on September 21, 2005, in New York City (Getty Images)

One fan shared, "Celebrated #EarthDay by watching this incredible documentary. If you can, 'Jane Goodall: The Hope' is a must-see. @NatGeoChannel @disneyplus," while another commented, "'When millions of people start to make the right ethical choices we start moving to a different sort of world' — Jane Goodall."

Another user, also a parent, lauded Goodall for her faith in the youth and children of the future, "Watching Jane Goodall: The Hope on @disneyplus with my 10 year old who has claimed Jane as her role model since she was old enough to know about chimpanzees. Excellent program. @JaneGoodallInst."

"Watched Jane Goodall The Hope today and it was 10/10. Truly something everyone should watch about the most wonderful woman who dedicated her life to education, saving chimps, and the environment. The room got a little dusty quite a few times during it. #MyHero #JaneGoodall," another fan quipped indicating that the viewing experience brought tears to their eyes. 

Watch 'Jane Goodall: The Hope', the story of a remarkable woman whose love for animals and nature inspired her into not only to become a researcher but an advocate for the rights of animals and environmental conservation, now also streaming on Disney Plus.

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