There is nothing stronger than the bond between you and your animal, especially when you helped raise them.
People dedicate their whole lives to saving animals, just out of love, and this is what Kevin Richardson does.
One day, while working at the Lion Park in South Africa, he witnessed a mother lion reject two of her newborn cubs. Some people may have feared approaching the pair, but Kevin’s instincts told him otherwise, writes Joe Kahlo from kingdomstv.com
He decided to rescue them and very soon they became a very big part of his life.
The goal at the center was to raise these cubs in a way that meant they could grow up into fully functioning adults without human assistance.
Seven years on, Kevin decided he was going to visit the pair, named Meg and Ammy, and understandably he was nervous about their reaction.
It had been a long time since they had seen each other, and he was unsure if they would remember him.
Kevin decided to approach the lions without hesitation, and thankfully for us, he recorded the encounter with a GoPro.
While one of the lions was by the water, he decided to jump in and approach her while calling her name.
What happened next was truly incredible, as soon as she realized who Kevin was, she jumped straight into the water and embraced Kevin with a hug.
Kevin describes them as his ‘soul mates,’ they will always have this special bond no matter how long they are apart.