Videos of animals reacquainting with their prior caregivers and embracing them are always pleasant to watch.
A heartwarming clip of elephants returning home and greeting their keeper at a sanctuary in Thailand has won the affection of internet users. The video has since gone viral.
The video, shared on Twitter by Buitengebieden, shows the herd of elephants approaching their carers.
The man from Save the Elephant Foundation Co-founder, Derek Thompson, is seen standing in a shallow water area as the elephants approach him. As Derek comes, the elephants greet and embrace him with their trunks, and he pets them.
“Elephants reunite with their caretaker after 14 months,” read the caption.
The video has been viewed over 3.7 million times and elicited many responses. Netizens flocked to the comments section to express their adoration for the lovely video. Some praised elephants, while others extolled the beauty of the reunion.
According to a netizen, Derek quit his job as a firefighter in Toronto to care for elephants. The video was recorded at the Thailand sanctuary that he and his wife Lek had founded.