There’s this beautiful, little video floating around the internet of a young child with Down Syndrome, which according to his mom causes him to feel a bit uncomfortable with physical contact. He is seen sitting outside with their dog, Himalaya, a sweet Golden Retriever. Himalaya is lovingly persistent and gently coaxes the little toddler into coming out of his shell. At minute 1:35 Himalaya looks Hernan in the eyes and rests her paw on his shoulder as if she is saying to him, “It’s okay. I understand.” After a couple more nudges, she is finally able to sit next to him in comfort. It’s a moment that bridges the gap between mankind and the animal kingdom, solidifying the belief that animals really do have a Sixth Sense when it comes to helping their humans.
Take a peek at this extraordinary moment:
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Christine Terry, B.A., J.D., is the Founder & Owner of Terry Tutors, a Private Tutoring, Family Coaching, and Education Advocacy service dedicated to supporting the whole student. She writes this blog as an effort to help Moms & Dads Navigate Generation Z, Honestly. Want to Know More? Head on over to TerryTutors.com