Friendship
Ranger guides lost baby elephant back to Mom, gets “thank you” he’ll never forget
This ranger got the 'thank you' of a lifetime when he guided a baby elephant back to its mum.
Kevin Chen
06.13.22

Animals do not talk, but that does not mean they cannot communicate.

And if domesticated animals like pet dogs and cats can show their emotions through touch, even wild animals can do the same.

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One specific example is this young elephant who unexpectedly clung to a man’s leg as if hugging him tightly with its trunk.

It was an amazing moment and it was all because of something equally incredible.

The baby elephant hugged the man who saved its life.

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Twitter - Parveen Kaswan

As it turned out, the man being hugged by the young elephant is not just any man.

He is the person who saved the young wild animal’s life from grave danger.

His compassion for the elephant did not end there. Aside from keeping him alive and away from harm, this forest ranger is the same person who reunited the calf with its elephant mom.

He belongs to the Forestry Services and took care of the forests in Mangal, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Twitter - Parveen Kaswan

A moment like no other.

It may seem hard to believe at first, but this elephant showing the forest ranger its deepest gratitude actually happened.

In fact, the adorable moment was caught on camera and it has resonated with tons of online viewers.

In a tweet posted by Twitter user Parveen Kaswan, lots of people have been touched after witnessing the video of the baby elephant hugging the forest ranger’s leg. As the wild animal did this, the elephant’s face showed nothing but a sweet and thankful reaction.

“Love has no language,” Parveen wrote.

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In his tweet, he continued on to describe the magical and heartwarming moment.

“A forest officer hugs a baby elephant. The team saved this calf and reconnected him with his mother.”

And indeed, what the forestry services team did is something we should all be thankful for.

Unlike domesticated animals, wild animals and their young are in a constant fight for survival as they live in the forests and jungles.

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There is always a tendency that they get separated from each other as they flee for safety.

In these kinds of situations, forest rangers are ready to give a helping hand and save the animals from fatality.

They also help in making sure that the young are reconnected to their parents.

In one of the forestry service team’s patrol, they found this young elephant alone in the jungle, his mother nowhere in sight.

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Twitter - Parveen Kaswan

The team led the calf and hiked and trekked in the forest until the young elephant finally reunited with its mother.

As a sign of thanks, the wild animal wrapped its trunk around the man’s legs and gave him a hug.

Such a heartwarming scene!

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Twitter - Parveen Kaswan

This heartfelt moment only proves that love and gratitude can be done without the need for words.

With a simple hug full of love and thankfulness, anybody can share the happiness in their hearts.

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If elephants can do it, so can we.

Click the video below to see the baby elephant thank the forest officer with a sweet hug!

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By Kevin Chen
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Kevin Chen is a senior writer at Shareably. Kevin is based in San Francisco and can be reached at kevin@shareably.net
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