This video from Kruger National Park in South Africa has gone viral.
Elephants are among the most lovable animals. They're sensitive and smart – they're like people if people were better. That's why it's so touching to see video proof of their love and commitment to one another.
In this video, a herd of elephants is seen crossing a road in South Africa's Kruger National Park. When one baby collapses from exhaustion, you might expect the others to leave it behind. That's often the case in the animal kingdom. But if you thought that's what was going to happen, you don't know 'phants! The others, old and young alike, come together to gently kick the baby until it rises to its feet once more.
I realize that kicking is not the most heroic thing, but what else could they do? They don't have hands to pick it up, and their trunks aren't that strong. Sometimes, that's what love is: a swift kick in the ribs. Their prodding probably saved that calf's life. Now somebody get it into a bathub so it can recuperate. Baby elephants love baths.