I wish there was an entire series about this baby elephant and his sheep BFF

Baby animals! In peril! Forming friendships! Holy moly, this clip just about killed me with its adorableness. Behold, a sickly orphaned elephant calf — and his wooly sheep companion. The best part is about three minutes in, when the little pachyderm charges right at the camera, but I also like the part where he drapes his trunk on the sheep and then they just walk around the mudhole together. Besties!

If you loved this as much as I did — and I hope you did, for everyone’s sake — you can watch the whole special, Unlikely Animal Friends 2, tonight on National Geographic Channel.

How does this compare to the elephant and dog whose friendship was the subject of a CBS Sunday Morning segment?

Bring it, PopWatchers: Which adorable elephant video tugs your heartstrings harder?

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  • Dave

    Animals can always teach us stupid humans a lesson! We never listen obviously….

  • LOL

    Animals are much more fun than people.

  • JCK

    I concur with both previous posts. Also, although both cute, the dog and elephant segment definitely made my eyes tear up. I’m a wuss…

  • donknottz

    Hope everyone learns from this. Do the rest of the animals a favor and go vegan!

  • nunnya

    The dog and elephant made me cry like a baby.

  • C

    What are these things on my cheeks? Why are my eyes leaking? What are tears? The warmth in my chest…how can I make it last?

  • alex

    um.. bella and tara have me in tears. beautiful..

  • dropper

    Aww, even my cold black heart was warmed a bit by both of these stories.

  • whatevs

    I’m glad I’m not the only one crying.

  • bunny

    If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals. What a better world it would be. Take lessons from this people. Everyone!!!! needs a friend.

  • Morgan

    Two beautiful stories indeed…

  • nunya

    Both stories were amazing, but the second video made me break out the Kleenex. I will definitely be watching National Geographic tonight!

  • Samsara

    Go to the Elephant Sanctuary web site and you can order a Bella and Tara T-shirt, which are really cute. I get comments all the time when I wear it. The money goes towards the sanctuary, which makes you feel good.

  • Jelana

    Ok, I watched the first one and thought, what could possibly top a baby elephant. And then I saw the Bella/Tara story, which made me weep at work. EW — more elephants, please!

  • Gail

    So very touching. It is the next day and Im still crying at work. Cant stop thinking how beautiful animals are compared to humans.

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