(Amazing video) The Animal Odd Couple

In this installment of CBS News Assignment America, Steve Hartman visits an animal sanctuary where a dog and an elephant have formed a very lasting, and unusual, friendship.

What we see here is both amazing and thought provoking – not only will you see an inter-species companionship, but a clear display of empathy and conscience in animals.

To reiterate the end of the segment, if two animals from completely different parts of the world, with nothing in common, and develop such a strong bond, what’s our excuse?

Many people like to say that animals don’t have a “conscience,” that they don’t show feeling, empathy, or emotion…after watching this video, it should be clear to any logical thinking person how false this idea is.

As I was writing this, I learned Bella the dog has tragically passed since this video was filmed. Nature is cruel and unforgiving, but the loving and kindness that ALL of us experience during our time here on earth is what lives on in the memories of others after we are gone.

Kindness is magic, in all species.

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