When Hanuman reached Rishyamookha forest with Rama and Laxmana all the monkeys came to see them. Hanuman introduced Rama and Laxmana to the entire army of monkeys. Sugreeva embraced them and welcomed them to the forest.
Hanuman began narrating Rama's problem and spoke of how Kabandha had advised them to seek Sugreeva's help.
Hearing of Rama's plight, Sugreeva showed him a handful of jewels. Recognising these as Sita's, Rama asked Sugreeva where he had found these. Sugreeva replied that one day he heard a lady screaming Rama's name while being carried away on a flying chariot. On her way she had scattered these jewels. Unable to see Rama's grief, Sugreeva, Hanuman, and all the monkeys promised their support in bringing back Sita from Lanka.