Though few will admit it, every being on this planet has something in common: the need to be loved and appreciated. Because the world can be incredibly tough, however, some people have convinced themselves they can not only survive but thrive without companionship or support.
Science says otherwise. A recent study asserts that romantic love is as much as a physical drive as hunger. Furthermore, infants can receive sustenance and housing, but without physical connection and love, they will die.
The need for love is very clear if one looks hard enough. Fortunately, a new video captured in Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, offers affirmation that all creatures have a need to be loved and accepted.
In the unique video below, elephants caretaker Lek Chailert can be seen interacting with a group of visitors when pachyderm Faa Mai interrupts her. As GoodNewsNetwork reports, Chailert is in charge of looking after animals during the day. She also loves to sing them to sleep. Hoping for musical entertainment, Faa Mai pestered Chailert until a lullaby was shared.
“She pushed me along out into the field, directing me somewhere, and I wondered what it was that she really wanted,” said Chailert. “Finally, Faa Mai took me to see the little Thong Ae, whom she wants to adopt as her own. In the end, it seems as if Faa Mai wanted me to lullaby her little friend, as she is so fond of when I sing lullabies for her.”
In the video (below), Chailert can be seen curling up under the mammals and singing “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider.” The soothing notes eventually cause the baby elephant to flop over for a nap.
Watch the video below:
The depth of persistence by Faa Mai is proof that animals of all shapes and sizes feel. Furthermore, they have a depth of emotion many humans have forgotten.
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