A mother elephant helped her youngster up a muddy riverbank to safety on the grasslands of South Africa.
The parent is seen walking on a body of water in Kruger National Park in a wonderful video that demonstrates love trumps all.
A group of elephants is seen making the crossing in the video, which was recorded on Sunday.
The stream is simple for the fully-grown animals. However, for a newborn, it may be more of a struggle.
The baby male is seen straining to climb up the slope. Its tiny legs whirl around, but it can’t get a grip.
However, its mother comes to the rescue by assisting it with her large trunk and pushing it up the bank.
The rest of the herd easily make their way up the river embankment.
The film’s director, a wildlife enthusiast who was at the scene when it happened, said: ‘The elephants are very social and concerned for one another, especially for their young.
‘It was a really incredible and inspiring experience for me to witness such wonderful care and compassion between a mother and her infant.’
Their enormous big ears, which are far larger than their Asian counterparts, make African elephants easy to identify.