Animals and humans have many differences, but it’s also hard to ignore how much they also have in common. The capacity to feel sadness and joy is one similarity between the two. Animals occasionally engage in behavior that makes us realize just how similar to humans they really are.
One of these events happened in 2000 when PBS broadcast a story that attracted attention from all over the world.
The heartbreaking reunion of two elephants who once performed in a circus and were separated for 22 years was seen on camera, and it will move even the hardiest hearts to tears.
The video was captured at an animal refuge in Tennessee. When Jenny and Shirley finally recognize one another after living apart for the previous 20 years, it is truly a sight to behold.
The poignant reunion serves as a reminder that these creatures have feelings just like people do.
The animal keepers had the same level of emotion when seeing the reunion. They eagerly anticipated seeing how the elephants interacted with one another through the gates.
After a short while, it was clear the elephants knew one other. You could cry watching the following segment of the video.
The two elephants encircled one another with their trunks. This is an expression of love that elephants exchange. Fortunately for all of us, Shirley and Jenny provided a video of their beautiful reunion, which we can all watch. Watch the two elephants reunite right now if you have a moment.
Watch the touching video here: