This Elephant Watches Her Caretaker Collapse Face Down Onto The Ground And Springs Into Action

Updated August 15, 2016

As you know, planet Earth is home to many amazing creatures. Besides the spectacular things humans have built, we’ve trained fish to play fetch and gorillas like to look at other pictures of gorillas.

But when the 17-year-old elephant named Thongsri saw her beloved caretaker collapse to the ground, she did something that warmed our hearts.

While enjoying the sun in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Thongsri notices her caretaker getting in a fight with another man.

The other guy fools around with the elephant’s human and knocks him to the ground. But our elephant has no time for jokes. She rushes over and stands guard over the man she has come to love with all her heart.

When I first witnessed the bond the elephant and her caretaker shared, I admit, it brought tears to my eyes.

But I can’t be the only one who had an emotional reaction. At the time of this writing, the video clip has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.

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