People with Down Syndrome face struggles on a daily basis. They find it tough to make friends and are often left feeling rather lonely.

Since a lot of people are ready to jump to conclusions and judge someone with Down Syndrome, this 3-year-old boy with Down Syndrome needed a friend who would be non-judgmental and accept him for who he is.

That’s when his loyal and gentle Labrador entered the picture and decided to steal everyone’s hearts. Dogs have amazing instincts and compassion towards people who are suffering. This Lab approaches and treats the kid ever so gently, as if he’s telling the boy, “Don’t worry kid. I can feel what you’re going through and I’m here for you.”

This act of kindness is so touching, it brought tears to our eyes. Please keep a box of Kleenex ready before you watch the video below.