Wagner Figueiredo de Lima once had a horse named Sergio. Sergio and his owner were inseparable until recently when they were dealt a serious blow and separated forever. Earlier this week, Lima had a fatal car wreck near his home in Paraiba, Brazil.
Tuesday, all of Limaâ€™s friends and family gathered for his funeral procession to show how much he meant to them before he was laid to rest.
Limaâ€™s brother Wando knew that his brother would not be happy if Sergio was not there, so he brought the horse along. When Limaâ€™s coffin drove through the procession, Sergio went to him. The horse sniffed all around the coffin and gave one loud neigh of good-bye to his long-time best friend.
Everyone in the area said that the scene was very emotional causing them to cry. After his good-bye, Sergio bent down and laid his head on the coffin for a few moments.
Wando said that Sergio was everything to Lima and that it was apparent the horse knew what was going on and wanted to say his good-bye too.
After the tear-jerking moment, they all proceeded to walk Lima to his resting place even as Sergio cried the whole way.
The horse whimpered and beat the ground with his hooves in a final few minutes of grief. Sergio has been taken home with Wando so that he can stay in the family.
The extent of animalsâ€™ emotions may be something we never understand, but at times like this, itâ€™s very apparent that they run just as deep as ours. Share away, people.
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