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Video Of A Boy With Down Syndrome Comforting His Friend With Autism Goes Viral

Footage of a young boy with Down syndrome comforting a boy with autism has gone viral on social media. The clip was met with an outpouring of love, as people recognize the boy’s empathetic attempt to make his friend feel better, and how the upset child responded by slowly calming as he’s hugged and patted.

Video Of A Boy With Down Syndrome Comforting His Friend With Autism Goes Viral 1  

This is the wholesome content we all need:

#VIRAL Un chico Down con un enorme corazón, consolando a su manera a su compañero de grupo, niño autista.

Posted by Jalisco oculto on Friday, November 29, 2019

The footage was taken in a classroom in Mexico, according to VT, and has been watched over 20 million times on Facebook. It’s been posted to Reddit and all over Twitter, as people talk about people in their own lives with Down syndrome or autism and how this sort of interaction inspires them:

Children are often far more compassionate than adults. Watching their ability to love and support one another in difficult moments reminds us all of what we can do for each other.