The Rhino Orphanage in Africa is home to many endangered wildlife, including rhinos, leopards, zebras and elephants, among others, writes ilovemydogsomuch.
This is the story of Ellie, an elephant cub, who was found dying after being rejected by a herd.
Ellie was born with many diseases that greatly reduced her chances of survival.
The sanctuary workers did not think he could do it on his own, so they fed him, fed him for many days and nights until his health finally began to improve.
However, elephants are known to be very social creatures that usually can not evolve out of their herd.
So even when Ellie regained her health, she was still a depressed, indifferent child with no will to live.
Because his herd did not accept him, the workers tried to help him find comfort from a former service dog, a German shepherd named Duma.
In this precious video, we see how the Duma helped Ellie survive through all adversity. Ellie developed the spark of life under the friendly gentle presence of the Duma.
Ellie still has a long way to go to recover, but being with the Duma, that path no longer seems so lonely to her.