Elephants know a good person when they see one. But for this happy herd of pachyderms, one man holds a place in their hearts above all others.
His name is Derek.
As a staffer at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, Derek has forged an uncanny bond with the sanctuary's namesake residents - particularly with a young calf named Kham La. All he has to do is call out her name and she comes running, bringing with her other elephants who are clearly head-over-heels for Derek, too.
It's pretty incredible.