If you think only dogs can keep the title of Man’s Best Friend, think again. These elephants in Thailand are giving canines some serious competition!
It’s always incredible to see how two different species interact with one another, but the following video proves once and for all, if you show animals the love and respect they deserve, they will return it in tenfold.
Much like this adorable baby elephant who loves to give hugs, the elephant herd in the following video have very special relationships with the humans who care for them.
The following video was filmed at Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary and rescue center for animals in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, an area where elephants are often abused, enslaved, and exploited by humans. In the clip, we see one of the animal’s caretakers going for a swim in the body of water while some of the gentle giants watched from the river bank.
What happens next couldn’t have been more precious. One of the younger baby elephants decided that the caretaker looked like he was in distress and went into the water to start swimming after him.
After all these intelligent, magnificent creatures have been through in life, it’s so incredible that they have not only learned to trust humans again but care for them too!
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[Featured Image: YouTube / Elephantnews]