Touching moment elephant recognizes the vet who cared for him 12 years ago

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A wild elephant recognizes the man that saved his life a decade ago in a heart-melting moment!
Beautiful story of a caring man and an elephant he helped years ago. They remembered each other and touched. That was great!
Elephants are incredibly compassionate and social animals.
Dr. Pattarapol Maneeon had a heartwarming, yet unexpected reunion, with an elephant he treated 12 years ago.
Back in 2009, the now 31-year-old elephant named Plai Thang was extremely i.l.l. When a team of volunteers found him, in the the wilderness of Rayong in eastern Thailand, his chances to survive were extremely slim. [Suffering from multiple si.cknesses] such as trypanosomiasis, anaemia or stiff legs, the po.or creature was struggling to eat or drink water…
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The elephant was immediately taken to the Forest Industry Organisation, where Dr. Maneeon treated him and looked after him, until he miraculously recovered in a few months. He was, then released back in the wild, in the same area where the rescue team initially found him.

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Last month, the vet who took care of Plai Thang was exploring the area, when spotted his old friend.
And soon as he realizes the man who’s waving at him is the same who treated him 12 years ago, the elephant hurries to show his appreciation, once again.

A moment surprised by cameras: As he got close to Dr. Maneeon, Plai Thang reaches his trunk to touch the hand that saved his life.
It was a very special moment.
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They don’t forget kindness shown to them. 💖 how wonderful. It must have been a wonderful meeting.

The elephant will ever be loyal to this man. He recognized him instinctively.
An elephant never forgets… that is true… They are wonderful animals ❤️❤️

H/t: MailOnlin