Baby elephant tickling news reporter and making him laugh is the cutest thing you will see today!
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation's Alvin Kaunda tried to maintain his composure but baby elephant Kindani's antics soon had him in stitches
NAIROBI, KENYA: A baby elephant went viral for its antics during a news reporter's piece-to-camera, and the footage is giving us all the feels. The reporter too reacted in a winsome manner and won many hearts after the video of him being tickled by the elephant cub won many hearts.
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation's Alvin Kaunda attempted to maintain his cool during his piece about the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, but the adorable orphaned 'ellies' ultimately stole the show, leaving the seasoned news reporter laughing in the end. The heartwarming video was shared on Instagram by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is one of Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and a leading conservation organization.
"Everyone wants to be the star! Kindani was so inspired by Alvin’s performance that she decided to steal her own moment in the spotlight. Props to @alvin.kaunda’s professionalism amidst a tangle of trunks," the caption read.
In the video, Kaunda makes an effort to maintain his composure as he emphasizes the value of acting as custodians of our planet and safeguarding endangered species. However newborn elephant Kindani had other plans; its trunk soon begins moving up Kaunda's shoulder, ear, head, and then down to his nose and mouth while he was making these extremely serious statements. Kaunda then bursts into a contagious fit of laughter as the cub continues to play with him.
The video has gone viral with over 588k views and 57k likes. Netizens absolutely loved the reporter’s sweet encounter with the elephant and found it hilarious. An Instagram user commented, "Those laughs at the end made my whole day! Loooove this! Thank you for sharing!" Another shared the sentiment adding, "First on my feed this morning, couldn’t think of a better way to start the day. sweetest of blessings." A third added, "He tried so hard to keep it together....to be fair he did so much better than I ever could have," while another one questioned, "How did he go so long without laughing?"
With the video going viral, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has garnered incredible exposure that it deserves. The trust is best known for its incredible work protecting elephants. It operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. But they do much more than this. According to its official website, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust "embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife and habitats" which includes "anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness and providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown."