A recent video shared on Twitter by user Parveen Kaswan has captured a heart-wrenching and emotional moment. In the clip, we witness a mournful scene where an empty road is blocked by people and vehicles, not for protest but to assist grieving elephants.

The video reveals an elephant approaching, delicately carrying the lifeless body of a young elephant in its trunk. The distressed elephant carefully places the deceased calf on the opposite side of the road. Other elephants join, forming a sorrowful circle around the departed young one.

Parveen Kaswan, who shared the video, notes that the family of elephants refuses to leave the baby’s side, creating a somber “funeral procession.” Despite their grief, they eventually move on. However, they do not go without carrying the deceased calf, demonstrating a profound display of mourning and empathy.

This touching video serves as a powerful reminder of the deep emotional connections elephants have and their ability to mourn their young. It offers us a glimpse into the complex and fascinating world of animal emotions. We are reminded that these magnificent creatures are not so different from us in their capacity for love, empathy, and grief.