Lullabies are a surefire way of lulling a child off to sleep, or at least that's the idea anyway. But it turns out that it's not just human children who can be wooed to the land of slumber by a sweet, sweet lullaby.
Elephants it seems are quite partial to them too.
At least this elephant is anyway at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai in Thailand. The video shows staffer Sangduen "Lek" Chailert singing a song to an elephant called Faamai.
The two have quite a friendship and Lek has been singing Faamai to sleep for many years—and you can tell she loves it. The video shows Lek starting off singing in a soft voice and walking towards Faami, who responds by pulling Lek towards her and hugging her with her trunk.
Lek walks around the animal singing and soothing her, and the elephant begins to get sleepy and eventually drops to her knees and then slumps on the floor. All the while Lek uses a cloth to hit at the flies buzzing around.
It all goes to prove that these giant animals, when it comes to having an afternoon nap, can be gentle giants.
It really is quite remarkable.
Check out the video below for more of Lek's incredible rapport with this large mammal.