One of the cutest things in this world is watching a little kid and a dog bond.

According to Petcentric, growing up with a dog can actually benefit a child’s physical and psychological development. Having a pet provides constant companionship, and petting and cuddling dogs have been shown to relieve stress and help people relax.

It’s also been proven that interacting with animals raises levels of serotonin and dopamine, chemicals in our body that help us feel happy!

Also, owning a dog is a fantastic way to teach children responsibility. On top of that, kids also learn about loyalty, compassion, and empathy.

And after watching this video, it is clear that this little boy has a heart full of love.

He wants to play fetch with his dog, but the pup is just not having it. He would much rather be a lazy couch potato. The little boy throws the ball again and again, but the dog doesn’t flinch.

The boy eventually walks up to the dog, but what he does next is totally unexpected. Instead of getting mad that his dog won’t play fetch, he gives his furry best friend a giant hug. The dog then repays him in kisses. It’s obvious that these two have a very special relationship and this little boy loves his pup no matter what, even if he doesn’t feel like playing!

Maybe tomorrow this pup will be feeling more energetic so he and his little human can play ball together. Until then, let’s just sit here and have our heartstrings pulled over and over again from the cuteness of this video!