Take, for instance, the incredible story of Christian the lion that circulated around the web a few years ago. Christian was bought as a cub by two Australian men, John Rendall and Anthony Bourke. Christian lived with the pair in England and was raised in their basement. Like any domestic pet, he was taken outside to play by his two new parents and quickly became beloved by the locals.
Thankfully, once Christian got bigger, his parents recognized he didn't belong in their care and made plans to have him set free in the wild.
They thought the distance might destroy their bond, but when Rendall and Bourke traveled to Kenya a year after releasing Christian, they found that some love never fades.