- A clip of a baby elephant got netizens all mushy inside when they saw him showing affection to his handler
- The emotional calf smothered the man with hugs and kisses as they were playing around at the sanctuary
- The heartwarming TikTok video went viral and gathered 4.7 million views from animal lovers across the world
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Elephants are known as the gentle giants of the animal kingdom, and one elephant proved that to be true. The baby elephant expressed emotions to his handler and lovingly wrestled him on the ground while he hugged him.
Elephant handler in Asia posts TikTok video of affectionate baby elephant
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"Now elephants are only restrained in the evenings, which is necessary to keep them safe from surrounding villages and herbicides in crops. No one wants to see elephants on chains, but through international pressure, and tourist revenue, models are changing about how elephant ownership is being handled all across the region."
Watch the TikTok video below:
Netizens talk about the emotional intelligence of elephants
People marvelled at the sweet clip and said elephants are in tune with their emotions compared to other animals. Other netizens in the comments section envied the smooches and love.
"That elephant is going to remember you and that moment for the rest of its life."
"Elephants are so much like us. They mourn their dead, have strong family bonds, and are self-aware. They are amazing animals."
"I didn’t realise I need an emotional support elephant."
"Once I read that elephants see us cute as we see dogs. You are their pet, but it’s so sweet."
"Elephants are such beautiful animals. The guy and those elephants have a special connection."
"This is what heaven looks like."
"Elephants are so beautiful, they’re the most emotional animal in the world."
"You work him out and the mommy is checking on you all."
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