Research has long suggested that elephants share remarkable similarities with humans when it comes to expressing emotions.
They exhibit grief and sorrow when one of their own dies, and they have even been shown to "adopt" orphaned calves who have lost their mothers.
The story of Shirley and Jenny serves as another example of the caring and loving nature of elephants. These two friends had spent most of their lives together in a circus, performing awe-inspiring acts.
However, when the circus closed down, they were separated and spent the next 22 years apart.
Their reunion was an incredibly moving moment. The video shows the two elephants instantly recognizing each other, exchanging tender touches and caresses.
It's as if time stood still for these incredible creatures, who immediately rekindled their previous bond.
Elephants are known for their incredible memory, and this touching moment makes it clear. Despite the many years that had passed, Shirley and Jenny seemed to have never forgotten each other.
Their deep connection and love for each other serve as a reminder that true friendship can overcome time and distance.
You can watch the emotional reunion of Shirley and Jenny in the video below