Horse Embraces Owner’s Coffin — Has Heart-Breaking Breakdown

Oct 15, 2020 by apost team

Following a motorcycle accident in Brazil on New Year's Day 2017, Wagner de Lima Figueiredo, a 34-year-old Paraguayan cowboy passed away. Those who knew Wagner knew what his beloved horse, Sereno, meant to him and that the feeling was mutual. This became clear when Sereno stood by his owner's coffin and visibly mourned his passing.

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For many years, Wagner and Sereno were best friends who were inseparable. Wando, Wagner’s brother, knew instantly that Sereno should attend the funeral. He knew it was crucial for him to be standing alongside his human family members and friends.

Wando told Globo News during an interview that the horse meant everything to his brother and that it seemed like the horse could understand what was going on. He felt it was vital for him to say goodbye to his best friend.

An emotional march was led by Wando to his brother’s final resting place, which was in the city of Cajazeiras, Brazil. Sereno marched alongside everyone, but no one in the procession could have ever expected the horse’s reaction when he could get close enough to Wagner’s casket to pick up on his scent.

“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," Francielio Limiera, a close family friend told USA Today. "He pounded the ground with his hooves and kept on whinnying. It was very sad,” he continued.

After witnessing that reaction from the horse, Wando states that, in his brother’s honor, he will now be taking care of Sereno. A video is available depicting the tear-jerking moment when Sereno realizes Wagner is in the casket. It’s no wonder this story is spreading across the Internet.

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