When two elephants see each other again after more than 20 years, it is one of the most touching things that has ever happened in the animal kingdom. Even though people think animals are so different from them, a scene like this shows how many similarities we have and how much we are alike.
Shirley and Jenny haven’t seen each other in 22 years, but as soon as they see each other again, they know each other right away. Everyone was moved to tears by how they greeted each other after so many years. It showed that the love they had for each other never faded. Even though they had been apart for 20 years and had been through a lot, the two elephants were able to fully enjoy the moment they saw each other again.
We only see the sweet moment when these two gentle giants get back together, but their lives were hard. They have been forced to do tricks in circuses for more than 20 years, with the only goal of entertaining the people who paid to watch them stage in small cages. Luckily, all of that ended when a group of kind people came to their rescue.
Shirley and Jenny were saved from their sad life in the circus and taken to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. They were happy to see each other again! Even though they hadn’t seen each other in a long time, the two old friends recognized each other right away. Their reaction surprised even the keepers. But as soon as they got to an open field, something happened that is too beautiful to describe.
“After several minutes of touching and exploring each other, Shirley started to ROAR and I mean ROAR—Jenny joined in immediately,” Carol Buckley, the Executive Director of the Sanctuary described the beautiful moment. “The interaction was dramatic, to say the least, with both elephants trying to climb in with each other and frantically touching each other through the bars. I have never experienced anything even close to this depth of emotion.”