It goes without saying that the love a mother has for her child is unparalleled. It is true not only for humans, but also animals. We all would have come across several pictures and videos of incidents where a mother monkey is holding her baby close to her, protecting it from all dangers. Or pictures of puppies crowding around their mother as she lovingly gazes at them. Now, there is a new video of an elephant and its baby, and we can’t help saying ‘Aww’ after watching this. In the viral video, a baby elephant gets stuck in a muddy hole in Thattekad while trying to cross the Urulanthanni river in Kerala. A group of elephants try to save it, but were unable to do so. 

Baby elephant falls on his face while playing with birds, runs to mommy! Watch hilarious video

Baby elephant falls on his face while playing with birds, runs to mommy! Watch hilarious video

Fortunately, the forest officials, with the help of a few villagers, managed to rescue the baby elephant from the muddy hole. And the mother elephant, after being reunited with her baby, actually turned back and waved her trunk to the people in a heart-warming gesture. This is met with a loud cheer from the onlookers, as the elephants proceed on their journey. The short 2.18 minute clip has gone viral on social media and has garnered close to 3 lakh views. The incident occurred on November 23, 2017 at Urulanthanni, Kerala, India.

Watch the video here:

The video has been uploaded with the caption: “This place is near the forest and elephants visit all the time. One day, a small elephant fell down the well. The other elephants tried to rescue their baby the entire night, but they failed. In the morning, the forest department rescued the baby and we could clearly see the mother elephant express her gratitude towards the rescuers.” The video has received a big thumbs up from the netizens. Many commented that the video brought a tear to their eye and some were amazed at the way the mother elephant expressed her gratitude. Some also said that this video shows humanity still exists in the world.