Christian the lion - Full ending

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In 1969 a young Australian, John Rendall and his friend Ace Bourke, bought a small lion cub from Harrods pet department, which was then legal. 'Christian' was kept in the basement of a furniture shop on the Kings Road in Chelsea, the heart of the swinging sixties. Loved by all, the affectionate cub ate in a local restaurant, played in a nearby graveyard, but was growing fast... A chance encounter with Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna led to a new life for Christian. He came to live in a huge enclosure and to sleep in a caravan at their Surrey home. Then in 1971 he was flown to Kenya, his ancestral home, and returned to the wild by lion-man George Adamson. Nine months later in 1972, John and Ace returned to Kora in Kenya. This clip is of their reunion at that time. It was an emotional reunion: "He ran towards us, threw himself onto us, knocked us over and hugged us, with his paws on our shoulders." John Rendall Christian's story. Directed by Bill Travers, commentary by Virgina McKenna, founders of the Born Free Foundation. See for more about this story. Christian the Lion is distributed by Beckmann Visual Publishing

Comments from Youtube

logical fruit : That women's voice is so 1960's BBC

Cali Livin : That's seriously one of the coolest things I've ever seen. This is something you'll probably never see again in our lifetime. When you think about it, it was a win-win for the lion. He either reunites with his friends, or he's got dinner.  I can't believe the other lions were cool with them too. That's crazy.

Letho of Gulet : Goddammit! I wasn't suppose to cry! dammit!

ChloeFloral : How could anyone dislike this?

Cara-Marie Askew : Christian was like these are my humans

Gucci Goldstein : Hope Christian lived a long life and did not get killed by Insecure People who find hunting big game an ego trip

Missi R : I have seen this many times but stumbled across it and watched it again.  It is one of the most heartwarming and precious things I have ever seen in my life!  I love it! Brings tears to my eyes everytime

Dark Nebula : Christian was like at first: Who dat? Then he was all like : YO! LONG TIME NO SEE HOMIES!! ^^

Roberto Carlos : 657 who dislike this isn't a human! like if you're agree!


Swamprose : 🌸If you are reading this, you are beautiful and a hope you have a great day 🌸

bubblinbrownsugar616 : I love the look on George Adamson's face at 1:24. He was the one who told them Christian might not remember them and when he did, the look on his face is like "Well I'll be damned! He does remember them!"

James Scarborough : Hopefully Christian lived a long life and was not killed by poachers

Aybala Bulut : whenever ı watch this video I found myself while crying. what a unique feeling to be loved by this kind of an animal. how can we say that they don't have emotions?


CartoonGoddess626 : If that's not friendship, I don't know what is.

aeeesd : Proof that animals feel love, even the most ferocious ones.

ilovecanines : So touching, but I feel so sorry for Christian's parents.

FOAD RIGHTNOW : This reunion never ceases to make my heart smile and my eyes rain.

que en : Animals are sometimes more humane than some people.  They don't need to go to school and be educated to know what Love is.  They don't need to have a Political agenda, Religious wars, and Business schemes to live life.  Wow....  This video brought tears to my eyes.  I believe in reincarnation and If i were to be given the chance, I'd rather be one of the lions than to be a human again. 

Emmanuel Adebayo : This is how you know psychopaths how you can you dislike this?

AfreensHair : ugh, this video always brings tears to my eyes. love it.

aditya menon : The _awwwwws_ are strong in this one.

Despina M. Andrelus : The love here pulls my heartstrings in a really big way. So beautiful. Truly incredible. "A righteous man regards the life of animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs... (They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty...." - JAMES HARRIOT; "The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - MAHATMA GANDHI

Camille Smith : I love how Christian's jaw seems to drop when he realises who they are. So sweet

Juho Uusi-Hakimo : 3:36 looks like wild lions are less dangerous than those who're locked in there...

EasyThere Pilgrim : Feel good story has a downside - Christian's parents are locked in a tiny cage their whole life.  Whoever did that ought to have been shot IMO.

Atie Majid : just proved that animals do have emotions and feelings! Since Christian never showed up again after that last hangout, I hope he did live his life well as a lion....maybe he never showed up to put his memories with humans behind since he has his own family.Mixing with human in the wild can be dangerous for lions....remember trusting human kills Cecil!!!

new legend : Love is love . This is amazing. The lion was so damn happy to see his people again. It was almost unbelievable . Amazing.

Michelle McNamara : Disney should remake this and call it The Lion King II. He's born in captivity, spends his life with people and needs to adjust to life in the wild meanwhile his parents are suffering and he needs to contact the people to help them rejoin the wild with him. His bravery will make him the Lion King and all of the animals will bow down to him for being a hero.

Meg R : And when I see this, I think of Cecil - and perhaps Christian and Cecil were friends (or kindred spirits)

kd singh shekhawat : the way i felt after watching this can't be put in words.. its just amazing !

Royal : 607 people's lions didn't remember them :c

eggmancorp : I cry everytime

Lauren Richards : Why are there 559 dislikes on this video......

SAMET : The lion is like : "Who dafuq are you man with blue shirt? I only want to hugh my trainer!"

TheEmmaVee : I wonder what became of Christian the Lion. 1969 was a long time ago & he has been gone for many years.. 

Douglas Roth : I was a fan of lions before I owed this documentary on DVD but this documentary has made me a even bigger fan they are my all time favourite animal.

Shellz Yotube : Brings tears of joy to your eyes this story, the only few words " A Real Beautiful Love ", Christian went all the way to Africa and got his girl too! Ha!

Scarlett Esposito : Seems like humans are way worse beasts than lions

Lex Ault : 0:50 Christian dropping his jaw, OMG!!!

Juan Rivera : this bugs me out so much that predatory animals and humans can be friends sometimes.

rata fergiedodd : Christians jaw literally drops when he realises its them. This is the most amazing and moving story ever

jnyc : In case anyone's wondering, the music is "Christian The Lion" by Pentangle. That's Bert Jansch singing.

Kathryn Parrosj : Im crying! oh god i wish i had this kind of connection with such a beautiful and powerful animal!<3

Tommy Nico : Any normal person would think why is that crazy old man in the background talking to that Lion at 1:45. Crazy thing is....George Adamson could speak with Lions!

Unknown .Unknown : I prefer the company of an animal over a human any day. Whatever happened to Christian after the 2nd reunion? Did they find out?

Kitty Meow : On the other hand. I loved seeing Christians reunion 😊

Rajan Maharjan : this made me cry  my pet is waiting too