Elephant seems to thank motorist after herd safely crosses road

Historical vids has shared footage of a large elephant herd crossing a rain-soaked road and one of pachyderms exhibiting what appears to be a gesture of appreciation after a safe crossing.

Historical vids, which provides daily “education through memes,” did not provide video credit or a date and location of the crossing. (See the clip below.)

But the footage helps supports the popular belief that elephants are intelligent, thoughtful creatures.

The gesture – a pause after all elephants had crossed, a gaze toward the driver and a nod  – occurs at the end of the clip.

Story originally appeared on For The Win