Videos like these allow us to remember just how amazing it is to reunite with old friends, especially those who we have gone several years without seeing. We are all familiar with the old stereotype about elephants and their ability to remember everything, but if you ever needed proof that it was true, this video removes all doubt.
This emotional reunion was captured on film and you just may find yourself needing copious amounts of Kleenex to get through your initial viewing. The two elephants in this clip are old friends and while they have not seen each other in decades, their connection has managed to survive the test of time.
That’s the indication of a real friendship. Each of us has those type of friends in our own lives, people who we may not see or talk to on a regular basis, but still remain important to us. Our best friends are those who we can pick right up with where we left off, as if no time has passed at all.
The two elephants you are about to meet spent time together two decades ago, as they were both trapped at a circus and forced to perform against their will. One day, they were separated and they probably assumed that they would never see each other again.
The process that circus elephants must endure is brutal. Most elephants who leave the circus life are forced out after they suffer injuries and are no longer able to perform. Other elephants experience disabilities that keep them from functioning at their best and when this takes place, they are cruelly cast aside.
Shirley and Jenny were separated by the harsh realities of circus living, but when they were finally reunited at Tennessee’s Elephant Sanctuary, it was as if no time had passed at all. The workers at this sanctuary have been rescuing elephants like Shirley and Jenny for years, but they had never seen a reunion quite like this one.
Just take a look at this heartwarming video.
All of the elephants took the time to greet this newbie, but when Shirley and Jenny were finally able to lay eyes on each other, even wild horses could not have kept them apart. The power of love is an amazingly beautiful thing and this video needs to be shared with as wide of an audience as possible. Don’t be shy about passing this clip along to your friends and loved ones!