“Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.” — Pythagoras
Being loved and adored by an animal is a true blessing. Seeing the animal charging in an attempt to rescue you, even if you don’t need rescuing, now that’s a divine privilege.
We are trying to help endangered animals. Many people try to shelter, feed, rescue and give love to animals. But imagine if some of these loving animals decides to save you back.
The baby elephant Kham Lha loves Darrick Thomson so much that she mistakenly perceived his call to her as a distressed cry.
While swimming in the river, Darrick called out Kham Lha as she grazed along the riverbank with some other elephants.
Thinking that Darrick was drowning, Kham Lha rushed out of her way and into the river trying to save her friend.
The baby elephant offered her trunk for Darrick to hold on to. The duo ended up cuddling each other, which is a beauty to behold.
The Friendship Between Darrick And Kham Lha:
Darrick is a co founder of the Save Elephants Foundation that is stationed in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
This foundation operates the Elephant Nature Park, which shelters Kham Lha and more than 70 other rescued elephants.
The mission of the Save Elephant Foundation is to love animals so that they will love us back. Darrick Thomson has certainly put that to heart, having Kham Lha love him back.
Darrick assisted in Kham Lha’s healing after her rescue in 2015. Since then he showed love and compassion to the cub and the animal grew with fondness of him.
In the other video, Darrick and Kham Lha are seen holding hands around the park, an activity they both love doing.
Even though they are different species, they are true friends. Just as Darrick saved Kham Lha, she will go out of her own way to save him any day, even though she is an animal.
How Animals And Humans Helped Each Other To Define Humanity:
Experts who tried to examine this bond theorized that our relationship with animals contributed to our evolution as species, and helped define our humanity.
The bond between man and animals have begun since time immemorial, though for different purposes.
Throughout human existence, animals have acted as protectors, companions, and workmates.
Animals have played their part in helping herd other animals in the field, fighting alongside humans in battles, and helping in rescue missions.
Some animals even comfort humans in times of trauma or an illness while others stand as loyal friends.
We see and hear many inspiring and unbelievable stories of ferocious animals who were rescued and developed close friendships with humans.
Each of these stories touches us in ways we can’t explain. We are shown a level of love, kindness and a humane spirit, beyond the one we are used to see every day.
We are reminded that love, friendship and courage are traits not found just among humans, but among all species that can behold them.
It’s funny how some animals can teach us about being humane and having humanity more than a lot of humans can.
So the spirit of humanity might not be something exclusive to humans, nor our special creation that only we have created.
Maybe the spirit of humanity is something we’ve discovered by interacting with animals throughout our evolution, and instead of fearing, choosing to love and help each other.