This video is a real tear-jerker. It is undeniable that owning a pet has a tremendous amount of benefits for human beings. Pets, especially dogs, are known to reduce stress and anxiety. In addition, walking them outside gets us off the couch and doing a bit of exercise on an otherwise mostly sedentary lifestyle.
The benefits of dog ownership is especially evident in this incredibly touching video. A non-verbal little boy with down syndrome is approached gently by his dog. Though the boy seems to not know what to make of the dog, the dog’s loving approach breaks the ice and this little boy just melts into him and not long after, the two are hugging each other. This is an extraordinary show of unconditional love.