Baby animals! In peril! Forming friendships! Holy moly, this clip just about killed me with its adorableness. Behold, a sickly orphaned elephant calf — and his wooly sheep companion. The best part is about three minutes in, when the little pachyderm charges right at the camera, but I also like the part where he drapes his trunk on the sheep and then they just walk around the mudhole together. Besties!

If you loved this as much as I did — and I hope you did, for everyone’s sake — you can watch the whole special, Unlikely Animal Friends 2, tonight on National Geographic Channel.

How does this compare to the elephant and dog whose friendship was the subject of a CBS Sunday Morning segment?

Bring it, PopWatchers: Which adorable elephant video tugs your heartstrings harder?