Absolutely Heartwarming Story

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  1. whogasak47

    whogasak47 JPFO-GOA

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    I do not like these heartwarming stories, but this one is truely interesting.

    In 1987, Milkle Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    LSU.On a hike through the bush, he came accross a young bull elephant
    standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
    distressed, so Mbembe approached it very carefully.


    He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found
    a large splinter of wood deeply imbedding it. As carefully and as
    gently as he could, Mbembe worked the wooden splinter out with
    his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down it's
    foot.

    The elephant turned to face the man, and with a curious look on it's
    face, stared at him for several tense moments. Mbembe stood frozen,
    thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant
    trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.


    Mbembe never forgot that elephant,or the events of that day.
    Twenty years later,Mbembe was walking through the Alanta Zoo with
    his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one
    of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Mbembe and
    his son Tupau were standing.


    The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, lifted it's front foot
    off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several
    times then trumpeted loudly, all the thime while staring at Mbembe.



    Remembering the encounter in 1987, Mbembe couldn'thelp wondering
    if this was the same elephant. Mbembe summonded up his courage,
    climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He
    walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The
    elephant trumpeted again, wrapped it's trunk around one of Mbembe's
    leg , slamming him against the railing, killing him instantly.




    Probaably wasn't the same elephant.

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