Touching Video Of Boy Bonding With His New Best Friend

This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship

This is the first meeting between a kind-hearted horse and Erez, a young Israeli boy with Williams syndrome, a genetic condition that can cause cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities.

The bond between the horse and boy is so palpable it feels as if the horse is inviting young Erez to snuggle with him, an invitation that Erez accepts after some initial hesitation. 

First, Erez touches cheeks with the horse. Then he leans against the horse's body, almost like he's giving the animal a hug.

Despite the awful soundtrack, it's an incredible video the demonstrates not only the bond that can form between a child and an animal, but the incredible emotional intelligence of horses.

Interested in learning more about Williams syndrome? Check out this video

(H/T: BoomsBeat)