AWWWW!: Persistent Dog Wins Over Reluctant Little Boy with Down Syndrome

October 01, 2013 AT 5:26 PM
A video of an Argentinian boy with Down syndrome and a labrador, originally uploaded June 2012, has gone viral. The boy, Hernan, does not like physical contact according to his mother. In the video, Himalaya the labrador really wants to be pals with Hernan but the boy doesn’t want to play. Himalaya’s gentle persistance pays off, with Hernan petting the dog and giving her a hug.