Buttons the elk approached firefighters to thank them for preventing a wildfire from engulfing her home.
Now and again, stories surface of humans and animals living together in harmony, and that’s exactly the type of content that TrueActivist loves to share. The most recent story concerning positive human-animal interaction features an elk named Buttons who approached firefighters to ‘thank’ them for stopping a wildfire that was threatening her pasture over the weekend.
The elk first became famous when she adopted a herd of cows in Cle Elum, Washington, after being orphaned as a calf. Still not completely tame, it’s somewhat surprising that she felt comfortable enough to approach firefighters after they prevented her pasture from going up in flames.
Kittitas County Fire District #7 shared the heartening event on its Facebook page, relaying that after firefighters set up a command post near a pair of wildfires in the area, Buttons wandered over and began affectionally nuzzling the workers.
Hwy 10/Hart Rd Fire: Local elk hanging out at the command post. She is making her rounds giving kisses to each…
One might imagine that the elk’s company helped delight the activists who were working tirelessly to put out the fires.
This story inspires faith in the prospect of a world where humans and animals peacefully co-exist. If you liked this story, be sure to check out “Owl Can’t Stop Hugging The Man Who Saved Her After Car Accident.”
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