If there was any doubt about the deep love and loyalty an elephant can feel, consider it shattered.

In this touching video, taken at rescue and rehabilitation facility Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, a female elephant named Kham Lha sees her friend Darrick splashing about in the water. Thinking Darrick may be in trouble, she rushes to the scene, finally scooping him up with her trunk to bring him to the shore.

Elephants need our help to protect them from poachers and habitat loss, or they could go extinct. Thank you, Elephant Nature Park, for helping these majestic animals.