Elephants have deep family ties and in this video you can see the emotional bond that exists between them.

This elephant herd was crossing a road in South Africa when suddenly the elephant kid collapsed on the road. After a while, the entire elephant herd gathered around the little elephant kid to protect him.

After a while on the ground, the little elephant kid gets up on his feet again - the fact that the elephant herd actually did protect him is just so touching.

Watch the clip below - and please share this with your friends!