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This Massive Elephant Clearing A Path For Its Family Is Surprisingly Adorable

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Sure, it'd probably be incredibly frightening to be standing in the way of an aggressive elephant as it charges at you to protect its family, but you have to admit, this is more heartwarming than anything.

In a recent video uploaded to YouTube by Jasoprakas Debdas, we're given a look at rare footage, captured somewhere in India, of a square-off between an adult elephant and human bystanders observing from cars and bicycles.

As soon as the video starts, the elephant runs out of the bushes and shrubbery as it chases down the cyclist who would have been in the wrong place at the right time if he hadn't sped away as fast as he did!

Let's just say, if this elephant were human, it'd be blasting Ludacris' "Move, bitch. Get out the way" from its iPhone.

Shortly after clearing a path on both sides of the street, the elephant's family comes trotting across the road like it's no big deal. The elephant had no intention of harming anyone and was simply trying to make sure its family got safely across the road.

At first sight, all I could think was "damn, that's an angry elephant." But just seconds after, the elephant's mood changes entirely as if to say,

Smart choice, bicycle dude, smart choice...

Ah, animals, gotta love 'em!

Check out the video above for a closer look.

Citations: Elephant runs down cyclist so its family can cross the street (Mashable)