Moved by this heartwarming gesture, their teacher was quick to film the touching moment shared between two unnamed elementary school-aged boys earlier this week.
We often fail to acknowledge that we adults have so much to learn from children. Their naturally pure and kind heart simply cannot look away when they see anyone in pain. So, they do whatever they can to help soothe the person with their warm presence. This is exactly what a little kid with Down syndrome did when his autistic classmate became upset. Moved by this heartwarming gesture, their teacher was quick to film the touching moment shared between two unnamed elementary school-aged boys earlier this week.
The footage, which has garnered the attention of thousands, shows both the students in a classroom in Jalisco, western Mexico. When the autistic boy, who is seated at his desk, suddenly became upset, his fellow classmate was quick to spot it. In an attempt to calm him, the caring boy tries to wipe away his tears before rubbing his nose and embracing him in a reassuring hug. Trying to pull the by a little closer to him, the amazing child then repositions his head and rests it on the back of his neck, reports Daily Mail.
The boy with Down syndrome is then seen affectionately stroking his friend's back while calming music is played in the background. Right before the video concludes, the big-hearted boy breaks away momentarily and starts casually waving the upset boy's arms with the intention of cheering him up. The pupil then wipes the tears of his distressed friend once again shortly after which the footage comes to an end. This uplifting footage has since been viewed over 155,000 times and the comment section has been flooded with over 10,000 responses. People simply haven't been able to stop themselves from sharing this affectionate moment.
While some praised the little boy for his act of kindness, there were others, especially the ones who have special needs kids, shared that it's something that they get to witness every day. Marco Rodriguez wrote: There is no doubt that only lives a different circumstance, but his heart is intact, these are the people who enjoy learning and valuing, this boy is a clear example of loyalty, tenderness and empathy for others, all my admiration and respect!! Another Marcela C. Murillo expressed, It's amazing as people who call them with different capabilities are more empathic and with good heart than the "normal" where every time you see more cruelty and little love to the neighbor!!!
Karla Rodriguez took this opportunity to share, Aww that tenderness, is admirable as a child with a condition are more consent than typical children... God bless and bless parents for always being with them and teaching them what it is to love the next, I have a child with ADHD And little autism and his neighbor is his best friend... he understands it like no other child, I feel blessed to know that a child makes a difference in my son's life. While Elizabeth Alvarado Rueda wrote: I have a girl with autism some have more capacity than others but those who have in common is that great heart for them there is no difference and that joy that with their innocence contagious those who love them. May God bless my daughter and all the children of the world that God gave us with that limitations.