Living in London, I rarely see my friends from back home, but when we do make the effort – after months apart – we give each other a casual pat on the back before asking ‘how’s life then?’
It’s dangerously unenthusiastic.
I don’t know whether it’s because we’re scared to show emotion or not, but I am genuinely happy to see them and perhaps I should show it more outwardly.
Kids have it right. Everyone says you should never work with them but kids are unspoiled by the perils of modern day life. They don’t care about work stress, relationship woes and Brexit, they care about spreading love, which is exactly what these next two little fellas’ did.
Inseparable buddies Maxwell and Finnegan have been filmed merrily running over to one another after days apart, offering the kind of warm embrace that will melt your heart.
According to Maxwell’s dad, Michael Cisneros, the pair have known each other for about a year (so about half their lives) so it’s no wonder they missed each other so dearly.
According to Michael, Maxwell and Finnegan are ‘partners in crime’.
He told ABC News:
“When they are away from each other, they are always asking about one another. They go to music class together, Dana Banana (a weekly music event) and they love to dance – both are excellent dancers.”
Cisneros also wrote alongside the video: ‘It’s Thursday. These two haven’t seen each other since Tuesday. So many feels, it’s beautiful. So thankful.’
‘When they are away from each other, they are always asking about one another,‘ he told ABC news.
Naturally, the cute clip has been viewed more than 11,000 times while drawing loving comments from strangers who adore the boys’ sweet friendship.
Facebook user Taira Withani wrote: ‘Why in the world have we ever stopped showing how happy we are to see everybody like this everyday!’
‘They are the definition of love!!! You all are amazing parents!!!we need more this unconditional love!!!’ someone else added.
Dnesey Armour posted: ‘I can watch this over and over. So innocent and adorable.’
Dana Lor wrote: ‘Both adorable, some people need to learn from them because real love does not see color of people’
Another added: Ah, the absolute joy of seeing your friend. This is how life should be, how we should treat each other. They don’t see any difference, actually, there is no difference. Just two little boys who are happy to their souls to see each other. We should all search for that place in our heart and soul. Enjoy, boys, enjoy.
This just goes to show you what’s important in life, doesn’t it? Kids have a brilliant knack for doing that.
Sometimes all you need it a hug off your best mate and suddenly everything’s alright in the world.
F*ck it, I’m so moved I might even text my mum.
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.