An elephant never forgets, so the saying goes at least, and a family is sure to never forget their trip to a zoo recently.

A recent video has gone viral after a young child dropped one of their shoes into an elephant enclosure. The incident took place at a zoo in Shandong province in China, according to Indian Express.

While the family wasn't sure what to do, the sweet pachyderm knew exactly what to do. The elephant scooped up the tike's tiny shoe with its trunk and stretched out and placed it in the family's waiting hands.

People could be heard celebrating in the background and the elephant stood by and received a thank you bouquet of grass from the child.