Little boy’s day is made when horses run to greet him

It’s not uncommon for children to bond with animals they see daily. These bonds are usually between a child and their pet dog or cat, but sometimes, children find friendship in other places.

In this adorable video, we’re introduced to the son of @mrspaulmessens. He’s formed a unique friendship with some local horses! We see the little boy standing in front of a white fence; he leans forward and calls out to the horses.

As “The Cowboy in Me” by Tim McGraw plays in the background, we can see three horses instantly start trotting across the field, coming over to greet their young friend.

The boy claps as they make their way over, backing up slightly once they reach the fence. There are two light brown horses and one dark brown one. All the horses absolutely dwarf the child in size, but he’s obviously used to this.

He watches the horses as they slow down and walk next to the fence. One of the light-brown horses approaches the boy from the right, poking his head over the fence.

The boy walks up to try and pet him, but he can’t reach, so the horse lowers his head and licks the boy’s hand. Now, the brown horse has come over to say hello as well.

It’s so cute to watch this boy interact with these horses. Even though he can’t quite reach them, that doesn’t stop him from wanting to see his four-legged friends. We’re sure their bond will only grow once he gets tall enough to pet them over the fence!

@mrspaulmessens

♬ The Cowboy In Me – Tim McGraw

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Little boy\'s day is made when horses run to greet him