Barton shares videos of his concerts on his YouTube page. The elephants love listening to his playing—they’ll often stand right next to the piano, moving their ears and trunk in time to the music.
In one particularly emotional video, Barton plays Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” for an elephant who has had a very tough life.
The elephant, Amphan, is 80 years old, and she is blind in one eye and has trouble seeing out of the other eye. But Amphan absolutely loves music. As Barton plays for her, she stands completely still, looking transfixed. When the cameraman zooms in on her face, you can see that she’s clearly crying. This elephant was so moved by Barton’s beautiful playing!
After Barton is finished playing, he makes sure to stop and give the elephant a hug.
Source: Paul Barton via Facebook
Amphan and the other elephants at Elephants World have gone through so much, and now, all they want to do is rest. Barton’s music helps them relax, and it shows them how beautiful life can be. If you’d like to see Barton’s heartwarming piano performance, check out the video below.