Research has proven that animals can have a positive healing effect on humans, and there’s nothing sweeter than seeing an animal provide comfort and love to sick children.
At Our Children’s House at Baylor, a team of little horses brings their special love where it is needed most. In the video, Tristan, one of the tiny ponies, visits a boy named Logan who’d been undergoing chemotherapy.
Imagine his delight when an adorable mini horse walked into his hospital room. Although the boy was very weak, the horse seemed to know that Logan needed a special touch to let him know that everything would be OK. The pony lightly nudges the little boy’s feet.
It is so beautiful to see the animal establish a deeper rapport with his new human pal.
“He wants to get you to play,” the horse’s handler is heard saying.
The horse continues to tease the little boy, giving him some kisses on his feet and rubbing his head against him. The horse even had the little boy’s parents squealing with delight.
“We’re so proud of the therapists, nurses, medical staff and animal volunteers for the difference they make every day,” Ashley Howland of Baylor Health Care System wrote on YouTube.
Please send your thoughts and prayers to this child and his family.
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