I saw a video on the Today show this morning that required I re-do my makeup. It's a fantastic piece that will make you a believer in the bond between animals and humans. I searched You Tube and came up with the clip, but it's from The View, not from the Today show (it's the same video). Watch the video here (and have tissues handy!)
Also, I checked out Snopes to see if this was indeed true (it is) and they had a lot more detailed information about Christian and his keepers. You can see the back story here on Snopes.