Humans have many ways of telling each other how much we mean to one another. We have hundreds, even thousands of ways of expressing thanks and love.
And yet these sentiments aren’t necessarily easy to communicate or even understood between humans and animals. However, when feelings of affection and gratitude from animals are finally understood, it can make for a surprisingly touching moment.
All the more awesome when it winds up on camera!
Phoenix, is a three-year-old Friesian that really wants to let his owner know something.
At first, the horse tries nudging her closer. The animal is surprisingly strong and causes the woman to stumble. She looks confused and isn’t sure what he is up to.
Phoenix looks at the camera and then tries again, this time nudging her close to him. It was at that point that she finally understood, and gives the gentle horse a hug.
While this moment seems so rare, his owner explains that he “just loves hugs and kisses”. But she must be a very special person to him. After all, it takes a special kind of person to make a horse really REALLY want a hug that badly!
To see the sweet human-horse moment, please click the YouTube video below. If you’re a fan of heartwarming animal moments, don’t forget to share this story!