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Orphaned Baby Elephant's Health Improves Drastically After He Gets His Own Service Dog ❤️

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

While the nation continues to grieve the loss of those killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting last week, freelance journalist Yashar Ali posted a heartwarming video on Twitter today that brought joy to people across the interwebs.

The video shows a baby elephant, nicknamed Ellie, that was rejected by his herd after birth and had been struggling with several health issues. Ellie was rescued by Karen Trendler and the staff at Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa back in 2015. The crew worked diligently to save Ellie's life, even bringing in a service dog, Duma, to help raise his spirits, which was a sweet success.

Twitter users found the story touching: