A horse gave a touching farewell to his owner before he was laid to rest. Wagner Lima died in a traffic accident at the age of 34 in Paraiba, Brazil. Lima’s brother knew his best friend, a horse named Sereno, should attend the funeral. When the vehicle carrying the casket pulled up at a gathering of mourners, Sereno seemed to know Lima was in there. He reportedly smelled around the coffin and then laid his head on it. He also whimpered during the procession to the cemetery.

The story has since gone viral, with many on Facebook commenting on the emotional story. One user wrote, “Who says that animals don’t have spirits or souls. This story will make you think differently. God bless this amazing horse.”  Another added, “So sweet! We love our animals! Thank you Lord for giving them to us! Wando now says he will take care of Sereno in his brother’s honor.