We all know, not just humans have feelings. Animals also have feelings, they also know love and sadness like humans. There’s nothing more heartbreaking in the world than saying goodbye to a loved one. This is the heartbreaking moment a distressed horse appeared to cry at his owner’s fᴜɴᴇʀᴀʟ.
Wagner Figueiredo de Lima and his horse Sereno were best friends, until the Brazilian man’s sudden ᴅ.ᴇᴀᴛʜ in a traffic accident earlier this week. Knowing that the horse meant the world to him, Lima’s brother Wando decided to take Sereno to his owner’s fᴜɴᴇʀᴀʟ. “It was as if the horse knew what was happening and wanted to say goodbye,” Wando said.
When the vehicle carrying Lima’s coffin arrived to the gathering, Sereno seemed to know it meant his friend was really gone.
“This horse was everything to him,” Wando told Globo News. “It was as if the horse knew what was happening and wanted to say goodbye.”
Sereno the horse begins stamping his feet and whinnying loudly before placing his head on the ᴄᴏꜰꜰɪɴ containing his owner.
“[Sereno] began to walk around the coffin, smelling the ᴄᴏꜰꜰɪɴ. Then he neighed,” funeral attendee Kyioshi Abreu commented. “It was a very strong emotion. Everyone who was there was moved. I cried myself when I saw that scene.”
“As we brought the ᴄᴏꜰꜰɪɴ out at the beginning of the fᴜɴᴇʀᴀʟ, [Sereno] sounded like he was crying and as if he recognized that his owner was finally leaving him. He pounded the ground with his hooves and kept on ᴡʜɪɴ.ɴʏɪɴɢ. It was very sad.”
We may never know for certain to what extent the range of animals’ emotions mirrors our own, but in mourning the l.o.s.s of a loved one, the perception of a difference can easily fade. Fortunately, Sereno won’t be facing that ɢʀɪᴇᴠɪɴɢ process alone. Wando has since taken in his late brother’s horse to join his own family – ensuring that Lima’s legacy of love for Sereno will live on in his new home for many years to come.
We may never know for certain to what extent the range of animals’ emotions mirror our own, but in mourning the loss of a loved one, the perception of a difference can easily fade.