I was reduced to a sobbing mess by the end of the video
The life of a 52 year old elephant named Shirley has been scared with pain and tragedy.
Forced to perform in a circus since she was a baby, shipwrecked and injured by another elephant, 20 years ago she found
herself retired and homeless.
When this small Louisiana zoo gave her home, little was understood about how much elephants need company of their kin, and
she spent 2 decades in solitude.
Now, the zoo that was her home for so many years decided it was time for her luck to finally turn so they sent her to meet a
friend. This is the touching story of their first encounter.