According to MailOnline, it was a very heart-warming moment when two young African elephants locked trunks in a touching embrace that was caught on camera.
The very public display of human-like affection was photographed by Jacques Matthysen at the Kariega Game Reserve, east of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
It occurred while a herd of nearly 30 elephants playfully chased each other and rolled around on the floor at the popular tourist destination.
Jacques, who works as a photographer for the reserve, said he is used to seeing the young elephants act in a playful manner, but their affectionate behaviour took him by surprise.
As Jacques and a group of visitors looked on, two of the elephants stopped chasing each other and entwined their trunks in a loving gesture.