Bach on Piano for Blind Elephant

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Lam Duan is the name of an old blind elephant, her name means “Tree with Yellow Flowers”. Lam Duan has been blind most of her life. Lamduan lives at Elephants World, Thailand. http://www.elephantsworld.org

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Gabe : "My music is best understood by children and animals." -Igor Stravinsky

Victor Berquez : Here I am a 70 year old man watching this video almost crying with a cross of sadness and joy. Victor from Australia.

YUKI INU : there is still hope for humanity, with people like this.

seeingthings : For some reason or other, I haven't cried in twenty years or more. A minute or so into this and for the first time in my life, two tears came falling down my face at the same time. Thank you for being so kind to that elephant. You must be a rare and wonderful human.

John Smith : I bet that elephant will be Bach for more

robertrstevens : * My faith in humanity is restored by this.  Many thanks, Paul Barton.

Charlotte Kellum : The music seems to calm her. Is she in a safe place, a sanctuary? I hope so. Absolutely precious! Gentle giant.

T RopE : classical music evokes so much emotion into my soul, I love it so much, I listen to it while working, while my co workers listen to heavy metal n rap. they judge me for it, yet I am so blissfull n full of love all day, I hope this magnificent beast feels the same

Mark Weaver : Native Africans say "the elephant is the only animal in the jungle with a soul ".

foxyc0ntin : This was lovely. I loved how she would sway back and forth like she was dancing. What a beautiful animal. Elephants are truly incredible creatures.

Rmnddtd89kgs80j111 : 1. Bach well tempered clavier prelude no.1 2. Bach goldberg variations no.1 3. Schubert standchen

tilly fyre : I love how she sways to the music 😭

Brandy Hardin : Beautiful. Has me crying. I hope someone takes good care of her.

Barbara Pearl : This is absolutely wonderful! Very emotional! Thanks 🙏

Elvis Johnson : So she loves classic music. They are beautiful animals. Oh how sweet, she really wonderful.

L Ludovic : Highest language: love. Second: music (mathematics in a 'different' form)

fordlandau : Many billions of humans can see. But they are more blind than this elephant.

Two-Dog James : What a wonderful and considerate thing to do for this beautiful animal, who clearly loves having this new experience.

Raymond Berry : Long ago, a swan parted from a floating flock of around 20 swans, as they waited, as it crossed over a wide, local river. I was playing box guitar by the water, on a dock. It came within 5 feet of the dock, and sashayed as I sang and played. It was there for about 45 minutes. When I was done playing, it crossed back over the river to the flock, and only then did they all move on. Since then, I've learned that some animals mate for life - could the music been a consolation for a lost mate? I'll never know. This moment only happened when I was alone, and could never be proven to another soul. Truly, this was meant for my eyes - and more importantly, my heart, only. Sometimes the greatest miracles are right before our eyes, and at our feet. I shall forever remember the moment. Be kind to all living things. 😉👍

Michael Cala : This is one of the most beautiful things I've seen.  It made my heart feel good!

Kartik Luthra : I am From India and you are real kind and great person

Joan Berka : So moving to watch how still they stand or the swaying they do. Just beautiful.

lulnug : Imagine in 30,000 years people will see footage like this and think how incredible that humans once walked alongside creatures as beautiful as this. Hopefully the human race can stop exploiting the planet and cherish the animal kingdom.

Sandra Thorne : Animal to animal what a caring groujp...so sad that humans can't be kind to each other, more often.

Helen Keller Channel : Hi Paul. Thanks for sharing the touching video, my friend. It's nice to see another one of your charming videos on youtube. Hope things are going well for you. Please accept my best wishes! :)

Richard Venneman : One of the most touching moments this 70 year old has ever experienced. Thank you.

RSxxx1300 : I wonder how the elephant would react if it found out the keys are ivory

A 2 : I have a humming bird that loves my guitar... she always sits on the head stock to listen... either that or she wants me to fill up the hummingbird feeder

YoBro : I feed a bluejay and one cardinal peanuts while I play guitar and sing. Once (and only once) after the peanuts, they perched on a nearby tree about 3 feet apart and listened to about 4 or 5 songs, facing me without moving, then flew away at the same time. Maybe they didn't like that last one.

HeadShotSongs : I'm not so easily amazed, but this time I was. Wonderful.

Howard King : Beautiful! Who would have thought that an elephant would respond to music in this way? Thanks for the posting.

Elton Chung : Thank you! Its giving me such warmth and peace

Jermaine Long : She actually seemed arrested by his playing. Genuinely moving.

Brittney Villalva : That’s the way it should be, ☺️ we should always be the ones entertaining them! Never the other way around.

Becky Stares : This is absolutely the best YouTube video I've ever watched - and I must have watched thousands. Beautiful!

johnny llooddte : should have brought her some snacks

Lisa mont : Breathtakingly beautiful thank you for my sake and hers

Cahal Doherty : this is what youtube was for.

Levi Grech : When the butterfly crossed path it completed the scene of Love xxx

seng cheenh : Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is wonderful and a special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends, new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of Yours. They have trust in us as we have in You; our souls and theirs are on this earth together to give one another friendship, affection, and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome whatever weakness of body they have. Amen

Ralph Körner : This is about as beautiful as it can possibly get.

Go-go Akins : What a touching segment the power of music 🎶 touched the majestic 🐘👏👍

S A D - E G G : now this is the YouTube content I want

Geoff : Deeply touching act of caring for Lam Duan. I loved the choice of music too -- without knowing their names, the first and third pieces are favourites of mine.

Helen Paul : Made my heart sing. What a beautiful pair.

Barrier Boy : the elephant was clearly waiting to hear some 2 Live Crew

Lady Jeani : I LOVE Elephants.  This is so precious and beautiful, and he plays the piano wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with us. What is the name of the first song you played, it is one of the most beautiful songs I ever heard.  :)

Robin : one of the best things I've ever seen on the internet

Dennis Roberts : Thank you, Paul. You and Lam Duan make my walk a good deal easier.