There is a whole lot of ugliness and despair in this world, but occasionally, something will happen to remind us that not everything is terrible. Some things are actually wonderful. Like this baby elephant in South Africa who was spotted playing with birds.
You'll see the sprightly, good-natured elephant calf chasing a flock of swallows in Kruger National Park. We can only imagine that shortly after this video was recorded, the elephant struck up a friendship with a few of the birds and now they're all off somewhere creating a special language. Because miracles can and do happen.
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