A touch of kindness: When the King's Guard met a special little girl


Jun. 28 2024, Published 5:46 p.m. ET

In a touching scene shared on the King's Guard official YouTube page, an unnamed special needs girl approached and petted a majestic horse of the King's Guard. The girl, dressed adorably in a red jacket and matching earmuffs, was visibly thrilled as she made contact with the gentle giant, creating a memorable and emotional experience.

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The video captures the girl's joy and the horse's calm demeanor as she gently pets it. The King's Guard, known for their stoic and disciplined nature, showed a softer side in this encounter, making the girl's day truly special. Her smile and the careful interaction highlight the compassion and patience of the guard and his horse.

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The Reddit comments on the video were filled with admiration for both the horse and its rider. One user, amcneel, remarked, "I guess these horses only bite a-holes," garnering 2.4K upvotes. Another commenter, clgoodson, shared, "Because they are prey animals, horses are extremely good at reading intent and emotion from humans," with 1.4K upvotes, emphasizing the horse's ability to sense the girl's kind intentions.

The encounter between the Guard and the girl in the red coat is far from isolated. Their YouTube channel is filled with other such heartwarming encounters and is certainly worth a look.

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Elsewhere on the internet another trend has begun to emerge.

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People have been approaching mounted police and asking if they "can pet". When the officer nods in approval, they amusingly switch it up and pet the officer instead.

Whether touching or humorous, these moments remind us of the power of simple, kind interactions. With their remarkable ability to sense emotions, the horses play a significant role in these encounters, spreading joy and comfort. Next time you see a mounted officer or a member of the King's Guard, take a moment to appreciate these magnificent animals and the happiness they bring. And take a moment for the horses too!


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