We realize the strong bond animals have with humans when tragedy hits. For sweet horse Sereno his world fell apart when he lost his best friend Wagner Lima. The 34-year-old cowboy from Paraguay died on New Year’s Day 2017 in a traffic accident in Brazil. His funeral was attended by many people mourning the tragic loss of such a character but they were all stopped in their tracks when they saw the reaction from his beloved horse
Wagner and his horse Sereno were very close and had worked together in rodeos for almost a decade. His brother Wando said Wagner made a lot of sacrifices to look after his four-legged friend. “He had a passion and a great love for him,” says Wando. “Sometimes he would even stop buying things for himself to make sure he could afford to buy horse feed.” When tragedy struck and he lost his brother in motorcycle accident, he thought it only right that Sereno should attend his funeral.
‘Sounded like he was crying’
He led the funeral procession to Wagner’s final resting place in Cajazeiras, Brazil. Sereno marched with them and when the casket got close enough for Sereno to smell it the horse did something that shocked everyone.
“As we brought the coffin out at the beginning of the funeral, (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 whinnying. It was very sad,” close family friend Francielio Limiera told USA Today.
See the horse’s heartbreaking reaction in the video below. It’s moved so many to tears.
Now sweet Sereno will have a home with Wagner’s brother Wando and his family. This just shows how deep animals’ feelings are for the humans that love them. Please share with all your animal-loving friends.