A baby elephant named Ellie found herself in some very deep trouble, and it was all thanks to this adorable German Shepherd that she was able to pull through. After being rejected by the rest of her herd, Ellie found herself a new home in the shape of Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, located in the country of South Africa. As if she didn’t have enough problems, the little elephant had several health problems, and is lactose intolerant, to top it all off.
But thanks to her new doggy best friend, Ellies future started looking brighter and brighter. You know that we love showing you friendship growing between animals of different species, and as in most of these cases, a dog is the star of the unexpected friendship. Their loyalty and cheerful personalities make them perfect candidates for friends to those who need them the most.
In this beautiful clip, you’ll see how Duma the dog approached Ellie even when she was at her worst, and despite her illness and apathetic attitude, the dog did not give up on her mission to cheer up the elephant calf. She’s a real treasure! In the end, the two of them have the time of their lives in the Orphanage, and it’s too adorable.
Watch this incredible animal friendship in the video above, it’s too much!