This storyabout an elephant held captive and treated horribly for 50 years is heartbreaking. It’s also one of the most uplifting stories I’ve ever read by the time it’s over. Not only was he rescued, he also gets to explore a life of freedom in a safe place where he may still enjoy his freedom for at least another decade. Why am I so incredibly moved by this story, when there are so many others that are similar?

Because this elephant wept when he was rescued.

Read it for yourself and let it make your day a little brighter. It’s so worth learning the horrors this elephant has been through, because you also get to follow him back into the light. We speak of the endurance and exquisite nature of the human spirit. We know elephants love and mourn…and now that they cry the tears born of deep emotion. If this example is any indication, the incredible elephant spirit carries a remarkable endurance and exquisite nature of its own.