Two NYC toddlers have reminded us all what true friendship can look like: adorable.
Michael Cisneros took to Facebook this week to share a heart-warming video of his 2-year-old son, Maxwell, running to hug his best friend, Finnegan. The 39-second clip has since gone viral, garnering nearly 850,000 views, 1,600 comments, over 10,000 shares, and countless of headlines.
According to WLNY, the children's families both live in Washington Heights, and met each other at a restaurant back in 2018. Cisneros, who is Maxwell's father, told the outlet that the boys have been inseparable ever since.
"They have a really special bond. Finnegan is Maxwell's No.1. No one comes close to him," the proud father said. "... You know, at first, I guess it was a forced friendship because when they’re 1 [year old], they don’t really know what they are doing, but now, they’re inseparable. They’re together multiple times a week ... They run around holding hands, and they’re just great together."
Cisneros said the toddlers hug each other every time they meet, but decided to capture this particular moment on video and share it online.
"Honestly, I think it has gotten so big because of the race issue in our country and also around the world. Racism is taught. Hatred is taught," he said. "These two boys don’t see anything different within each other. They love each other for who they are and that’s exactly how it should be. We just want to raise loving, caring boys, and I think the world likes to see a little bit of hope."