(ANIMAL CONNECTION/VIDEO) In 1969, two men saw a lion cub cramped in a caged for sale at Harrods. They brought the cub home, exercising the lion cub they named Christian at the local church. Christian the lion quickly became too big for their flat, so the two men went to great pains to reintroduce him to Africa.

A year later they wanted to visit Christian, but were advised the lion was now wild and wouldn’t remember them. But that statement underestimated the enduring power of friendship. Watch the touching reunion of Christian the lion with his former caretakers, John Rendall and Ace Berg.

You’ve probably seen this amazing video before, yet each time is an affirmation of the emotional connection we all share. — Global Animal