Selena Gomez has a rival! Well, not really. Justin Bieber smooched a monkey backstage at an event, getting a cute little peck on the cheek from the simian.

The Biebs shared the video on Viddy and it’s all of 15 seconds, but we can see him work up the courage to let the primate lay one on his cheek. It’s almost like working up the nerve to kiss a girl.

It’s easily one of the cutest things we’ve ever seen. The monkey, seated on its trainer’s shoulder, leans forward to plant one on the ‘As Long as You Love Me’ singer’s famous cheek. You know how many millions of young girls would sell an ovary to trade places with the monkey? It’s innumerable.

The Biebs’ ever-present manager and career guider Scooter Braun is in the background having a giggle at his client’s public smooch with a animal. It’s like one of those skits that you see on late night talk shows.

Even a monkey has Bieber Fever. It can’t be denied and it crosses species.

Watch a Monkey Kiss Justin Bieber