How could anyone want to harm animals knowing the incredible healing power and friendly interactions they can provide for humans? In this heartwarming video, a boy and a horse share an incredible bond.

The video above shows an Israeli boy named Erez, who has his first meeting with a sensitive horse. The little boy suffers from Williams syndrome, a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. This rare neurodevelopmental disorder is characterized by a distinctive, “elfin” facial appearance, along with a low nasal bridge, an unusually cheerful demeanor and ease with strangers, developmental delay coupled with strong language skills; and cardiovascular problems, such as supravalvular aortic stenosis and transient hypercalcaemia.

Erez is one of the 150 people diagnosed with this disorder in the Israel. One of the problems among patients with the disorder is contact; they often enjoy warmth and attention, but often do not know how to engage in proper contact with others.

In this video, the sensitive horse provides a way for Erez to have this contact. What a good friend!

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