This video is a perfect example of how the affection from a pet can enrich someone's life. In case you had any doubt that dogs really are man's best friend, this clip should change your mind.


Posted online by Ana Marta Vegas, the video shows her young son, avoiding the attention of a white labrador retriever named Himalaya. Hernan has Down syndrome, and as a result, tends to shy away from physical contact. But a determined Himalaya was not letting that stop her from snuggling up to the boy.

Despite Hernan's objections, Himalaya repeatedly tries to engage the toddler – until he finally gives in and hugs the pup.