That's a terrific story! Talk about total loyalty. I came across a story in one of the newspapers here about some kids in Phuket who survived the tsunami because an elephant handler had brought his elephant to the beach. When he saw the waves coming, he started to hoist small children on to its back - the guy and his elephant definitely played a heroic role.
This truly is a miracle, Barbara. I'm thankful that among all the heartache being experienced right now, there are still experiences such as this to share. Thank you for finding and sharing this with us!