There is always a place where you find true rest, comfort and security. Home has a way of drawing you close and providing you the space to breathe whether it’s from family, friend or pet.
Crockett, a 6-year-old rhino at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas, was beyond excited at the sight of zookeeper Kylee. Unable to contain his excitement, Crockett began engaging with Kylee like a puppy does when their loved one returns home running about, uncontrollably leaping within his quarters and playing along with Kylee. It’s evident in his response that Kylee brings him comfort and has a bond that time apart cannot break.
Kylee has clearly built such a relationship with Crockett that stirs feelings of comfort and spark joy. He has a sense of refuge with her. The special moment captured of their interaction instantly brings you inside their special bond. It’s truly a heartwarming moment!
The presence of a loved one can bring the reassurance that everything will be OK. There are often times when our focus can get distorted and we find ourselves losing our sense of security. It’s in these times that we search for the “Kylee” in our lives that draws us back and engages our heart and mind to reconnect. It’s these moments that we too have a Crockett like experience, overcome with joy that we couldn’t contain even if we tried.
There’s a familiarity found in a voice that soothes the soul or sets us on a journey through our memories. The moment Kylee begins to interact and speak to Crockett a playful side emerges. The personality that was hidden springs forth and we witness how she brings life to his heart, reminding us that home is only ever a heartbeat away.