Jono du Preez is a visitor to one of Thailand’s famous elephant sanctuaries, and he comes across a baby elephant who is all about the cuddling. Fortunately for Jono, he also loves some good cuddle time, so the two are a match made in heaven.

At the beginning of the video, the baby makes a beeline for Jono, sensing that this human is going to be a perfect cuddle partner. The ellie’s instincts are spot-on, as Jono opens his arms and the two begin a rollicking encounter, complete with head-butts, pettings, snuggling and all-around fun roughhousing. The elephant also shows his affection by giving Jono a neck hug with his trunk.

At one point, the little elephant wants a souvenir of Jono’s cap, but Jono isn’t going to part with his favorite chapeaux, so he has to wrestle with the little one to get his property back.

When all is done, Jono leaves the Elephant Sanctuary with a memory of a fantastic encounter with a baby elephant. He can also claim to be one of the few people in the world who has survived having had an elephant fall on him!