When farm owner and filmmaker John Chester first met Emma the pig, she was near the brink of death. Pregnant, sick and underweight, Emma nearly died while giving birth to 13 piglets.
In the end, it was Emma’s own piglets who saved her. Chester noticed that as soon as she was reunited with her brood, Emma’s condition seemed to improve. “If I hadn’t seen this with my own eyes, I would have never believed it,” he said in a short film he produced for “Super Soul Sunday.”
With a new purpose in life, Emma grew healthy and strong. But as all children do, her little ones eventually grew up and moved onto pastures of their own. Chester noticed that Emma appeared lonely.