Meet Hernán, from Buenos Aires. Hernán has Down Syndrome and Hernán’s particular aspect of his syndrome is that it causes him to shy away from any physical contact.
Now meet Himalaya. A persistent and gentle white lab, who, by all accounts, is a very smart and patient dog.
The video is a little over 4 minutes and I know it looks like the kid is scrambling to get away from the dog, but it’s not his fault. The video has no heart-ripping music. Just a dog, a boy, and some persistence or patience between the two of them.
And they say dogs are just animals.
Try not to burst into tears folks.