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World's Gentlest Dog Befriends Little Boy With Down Syndrome, Melts Our Hearts

09/30/2013 12:33 pm ET | Updated Oct 01, 2013

This is a dog called Himalaya. She's refusing to give up on a toddler who doesn't want to play.

Little Hernán, from Buenos Aires, has Down Syndrome, which, according to comments posted by his mom Ana, causes him to shy away from physical contact.

But Himalaya is persistent and gentle, and Hernán ends up giving her what looks like a hug around the 3:12 mark.

We've been watching it on repeat.

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