The baby elephant appears to be crossing a river in the video, but when it sees the man drowning, it charges toward him and gives him a helpful trunk.
Animals are able to show sentiments similar to those of their human companions, according to several recent academic research. A video circulating on social media once again demonstrates why these studies are right.
In the video, a baby elephant flees from its herd to save a man who appears to be drowning as it tries to cross a swiftly flowing river. The baby elephant sprints towards the man, looking for assistance as soon as it sees him seeking help.
The animal runs towards him and gives him a helping trunk. The man grabs the trunk and can be seen smiling, indicating he was just acting to drown and was not actually drowning.
However, the innocent elephant is unaware that it has been deceived, and when it knows that it cannot pull the man with just its trunk, the animal blocks him to preserve his life and prevent him from falling away.
The video was posted by BSE CEO Ashish Chauhan and has garnered more than 2.4 million views since being shared two days ago.
The man in the video is named Darrick, while the baby elephant is named Kham Lha. The two were reportedly friends before Darrick decided to pull a prank on Kham Lha.
“Do we deserve these kind-hearted animal friends?” Chauhan asked while resharing the old video on Twitter. Netizens have flooded the comment section of the post with eye-opening and heartwarming messages. Watch the video here:
Do we deserve these kind hearted animal friends? pic.twitter.com/JKDmwCD9Jf— Ashish Chauhan (@ashishchauhan) January 17, 2021