A video clip of a little boy with Down’s syndrome comforting his autistic classmate with an adorable hug has gone viral warming the hearts of millions across the world.
A teacher recorded the touching moment in a classroom in Jalisco, western Mexico, earlier this week.
In the video, the two unnamed schoolboys can be seen in their uniforms. The little boy with autism, who is sitting at his desk, appears to be visibly upset and his classmate quickly notices.
The caring boy can be seen attempting to soothe his distressed friend as he tries to wipe away his tears, rubs his nose and strokes his hair before putting his arm around him to offer a reassuring hug.
He then repositions himself to pull the other boy closer toward him and rests his head on the back of his neck. He then continues to affectionately stroke his friend’s back.
The sweet boy with Down’s syndrome breaks away for a moment as he grabs his companion’s arms and raises them up in the air before waving them around cheerfully.
The child with Down’s syndrome then proceeds to wipe away more tears from the autistic boy’s face and the video clip ends shortly after.
The video has since been shared online where it has been viewed more than 20 million times. Social media users praised the little boy’s actions with many describing them as ‘beautiful’.
Other internet users also shared their own experiences of the kindness of kids with Down’s syndrome.
“You’ve never been hugged until you’ve been hugged by a person with Down’s syndrome, they are hugging experts. Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL people that we can all learn from.” One person tweeted.
“I love Downs Syndrome people – I’ve been lucky enough to know several amazing people with the condition, without fail they have the most beautiful and kind souls.” Another person wrote.
My heart can’t 😭
A boy with Down syndrome with a huge heart, comforting in his own way his colleague, an autistic child.
This is EMPATHY in its purest form ❤️
(Via FB Jalisco oculto) pic.twitter.com/eoSywovSvL
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) December 3, 2019
How beautiful! We could all learn a lot from little children.
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