Elk Figure Out the Best Way To Express Gratitude to Firefighters for Putting Out a Wildfire

The Kittitas County Fire District had a memorable encounter with a friendly elk. A wild animal decided to stop by while the firefighters were attempting to put out a fire in the forest. When the big elk approached, the brave men and women were at a loss for what to do, but they soon realized what she was up to.

The wild animal approached the firefighters and thanked them for putting out the fires. And what better way to do it than to kiss and hug them? “She walked into the command center area and started poking people,” Kittitas County Fire District wrote on Facebook.

Everyone was taken aback by how friendly the surprise visitor was, but it turned out that the elk was a famous hero, mainly because of how she acted around people. Buttons, the sweet-natured elk, had lost her family when she was only a few weeks old. Fortunately, some local farmers adopted her and raised her as their own. Buttons grew up on a farm surrounded by cows, horses, and other animals, so she was used to people and grew to adore them.

Buttons couldn’t help but stop and say “hi” when she saw the firefighters. “She is going around and kissing every firefighter and officer here,” the fire department wrote.

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