Elephants might be strong and independent, but even they sometimes need the help of humans. And luckily, there are people out there who will respond to their cry for help, as a recent viral video shared by Indian Forest Service member Susanta Nanda shows.
Nanda uploaded a video on his Twitter profile that features a woman helping a baby elephant in trouble.
The animal somehow got stuck in roadside mud and couldn’t free itself alone. Fortunately, a local girl who was passing by at that moment didn’t hesitate to lend a hand. She used all of her strength to help pull the elephant out and didn’t give up until making some progress.
Bit by bit, the baby elephant managed to free its legs. This allowed the animal to get closer to the road and pull itself out. After getting free, the first thing the elephant did was raise its trunk as a way to express its gratitude.
“She helped the elephant baby to come out from the mud it was struck in. Baby acknowledges with a blessing,” wrote Nanda in the caption of the video.
The video immediately became a hit on social media, with internet users being impressed with the woman’s actions. One user called the video “so heartwarming,” while the other wrote that “elephant reciprocating affection in the end is beautiful.”