Maybe it's because most of us grew up watching the Disney cartoon, "Dumbo" or maybe it's because elephants seem to be almost human in their emotions, but most people love elephants. the elephant in this video is obviously quite attached to it's human handler because, when he sees his handler pushed to the ground he rushes to the rescue.

Now, the whole scene is staged to show just how protective this elephant really is. The handler told one of his assistants to push him to the ground to prove just how close the relationship with the elephant really is.

The handler is barely on the ground when, at about :10 into the video, we see the elephant literally rush to the rescue and try to help the handler get back up. I guess it's because elephants are just so big and clumsy that we don't really expect them to have such tender emotions, especially when it comes to human beings.