Young children and animals can often form incredibly strong bonds. Children are full of energy and have no trouble expressing their feelings. If they love an animal, they will tell them again and again.
An adorable example of this can be seen with a little boy and his donkey.
One of the first things you may be wondering is: Can donkeys and humans really form a bond?
And according to an article in Pet Helpful, they can! The article says that donkeys are affectionate animals that bond with people and their stablemates.
Donkeys are surprisingly affectionate. They are looking for their trusted humans or other animals, whether to be petted or simply to stand nearby. They can become quite close to dogs, horses and other grazing buddies.
Their donkey friends, however, are [extraordinarily] important to them.
You can see this connection with Snickers the donkey and Gunnar, a three-year-old who lives on a farm with his family.
Gunnar’s family owns Kloud 9 Acres, an alpaca farm in Ontario, Canada.
Although the farm is best known for its alpacas, it owns other animals, including Snickers the Donkey.
Damaris, Gunnar’s mother, explained that they ended up adopting Snickers when someone needed to relocate him.
«We had someone contact us, and they said, ‘We welcome a donkey. He just doesn’t have the time he should have,» Damaris told The Dodo.
Snickers immediately moved to damaris’ farm. She was so happy to see how comfortable he was.
And one of the reasons Snickers was so comfortable was because of Gunnar. The little boy immediately got caught up in the donkey, and the donkey loved him back.
«Our backyard – we have a fence,» Damaris said.
Snickers came to the fence, and Gunnar was just starting to walk towards him too and just started stroking him.