Horses are extremely intelligent animals, who form deep bonds with their human owners. The horse in this video is devastated when his owner passes away, he lets out heart-wrenching cries at his funeral proving that he knows exactly what is going on. Just by smelling his coffin, the horse recognizes who is in the closed casket and immediately reacts.
This is both heartbreaking and eye-opening at the same time!
After a man dies in a motorcycle accident, his horse who was also his best friend is completely devastated at his funeral
A few years back, 34-year-old Wagner Lima died an untimely death after getting in a horrible motorcycle accident. The man from Paraiba, Brazil, had a horse named Sereno who he was very close to.
According to The Equine Behavioral Health Resource Center, horses have the brain size of a human child as well as the cognitive functionality of a 12-year-old human. They have many similarities to the human brain with not many differences. The biggest difference is how their brain is used to analyze information from the environment, rather than for motor skills and language development like human beings.
Sereno’s intellectual abilities were apparent during Lima’s funeral, the horse knew his owner was in the casket even with it closed
The horse recognized the smell of his owner, more importantly, was able to process the fact that his owner had passed away. People attending the funeral couldn’t believe what they were seeing, many humans assume that horses aren’t that intelligent but it’s quite the contrary.
As a vehicle carried Lima’s casket through the street, Sereno made his way up to it and laid his head onto his best friend/owner’s casket. You can see the sadness in the horse’s eyes saying goodbye to someone he clearly loved.
During another part of the funeral, Sereno began letting out heartbreaking cries for his beloved friend
When the speaker at the funeral starts doing a sermon in Portuguese, Sereno lets out deep cries and the pain in them is obvious. Cry after cry, the horse lets out emotional weeps that have everyone in the crowd of funeral attendees teary-eyed.
With Lima’s brother, Wando, holding onto the devastated horse, they both cried tears for their loved one who was taken so soon. Knowing that Sereno was his brother’s best friend, the heartbroken sibling made sure he would be in attendance during the funeral.
People were surprised by the horse’s reaction, they pulled out their phones and recorded videos that went viral
Many news outlets like Inside Edition picked up the story as well, sharing the touching moments all over the world. Lima, who was a Paraguayan cowboy, will be missed by many including his horse, Sereno, who he spent many years with.
Millions of people from all around the globe we’re moved by the horse’s reactions, support for Sereno, Wando, and the rest of Lima’s friends and family flooded in.
There have been over 5.7 million views on the Inside Edition YouTube video alone, with 39k liking it and thousands leaving heartfelt comments
This brought tears to my eyes, it also shows how smart horses are. Sereno’s ability to identify exactly what was going on is extraordinary. To see more on this story, watch the video above and below!
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