The horse smelled the casket and realized who was inside.
34-year-old Paraguayan cowboy. Wagner Lima, has been friends with a horse named Sereno for many years that they consider each other the best of friends. While most people have cats and dogs as pets, Wagner always spent time with Sereno.
Unfortunately, Wagner died on New Year’s Day 2017 in a motorcycle accident in Brazil. His family and friends were saddened by their loss, but his horse Sereno still didn’t know what happened.
Wagner’s brother Wando instantly knew that Sereno should be at the funeral, right alongside his human friends and family members.
“This horse was everything to him,” Wando told Globo News. “It was as if the horse knew what was happening and wanted to say goodbye.”
While Wando led the emotional march to his brother’s final resting place in the city of Cajazeiras, Brazil, Sereno was close enough to the casket that he was able to pick Wagner’s scent. Realizing who was inside the casket, the horse breaks down and lays his head on the casket. Everybody could feel the sadness Sereno felt as he made one last march with his friend.
Wando says he will now be taking care of Sereno in his brother’s honor.