Raju has been living a hard life and has survived on handouts from people passing by. His owners treated him like trash and have been in captivity for more than 50 years since birth. Raju has lost the will to live, as an elderly elephant, he only has about 10 years left of his life. When the rescuers finally freed Raju they noticed tears flowing from his eyes. The elephant finally understood he was finally getting freedom and know that they were there to help him.