A little boy with Down syndrome comforted his autistic classmate when he was upset, and the viral video is touching hearts all over the world.
The two boys — who are unidentified as of this writing — attend a school in Mexico. Their teacher recorded the sweet moment between them.
First, the little boy with Down Syndrome gently wipes his hand down the autistic boy’s nose, in an apparent efforts to wipe away his tears. Then he loops his arms around him and gives him a hug, curving his hand up to his neck and pulling him close.
The video is barely over a minute long, and has been watched millions upon millions of times since it was first posted.
It has resonated with millions of people, and it’s easy to see why. It makes us feel better about the state of the world to see a young child be so sensitive to another child’s emotions and try to help him through it. The little boy is gentle and empathetic with his friend, and his simple actions serve as a powerful reminder that a little love can go a long way. The fact that both the little boys have special needs makes it all the more touching.
Watch this heartwarming video and share with the people you love.