Heartbroken Horse Grieves Deeply At His Human’s Funeral

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Horse Grieving His Owner’s Death At Funeral

When Wagner Figueiredo de Lima of Brazil died suddenly, his whole family was devastated. That included his beloved horse, Sereno. Wagner’s brother decided to give Sereno the chance to say goodbye by bringing him to Wagner’s funeral. And the sight of the horse grieving his owner’s death, though absolutely heartbreaking, shows just how much animals truly love their humans.

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Everyone knew Wagner and Sereno had a deep bond. Wagner considered Sereno his best friend. There were even times Wagner stopped buying things for himself so he’d have enough money to provide for Sereno.

So, when Wagner (34) died suddenly in a motorcycle accident, his brother, Wando, had no idea how to explain it to Sereno, other than to bring him along to the funeral.

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Wando leads his late brother’s beloved horse at the funeral procession       Credit: Caters News Agency

Horse Grieving His Owner’s Death

Not knowing what exactly to expect, everyone at the funeral was shocked to see Sereno’s reaction.

“This horse was everything to him,” Wando said.

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“All the way to the cemetery, he would whimper and beat his paws on the ground.”

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But the scene grew even more touching once the funeral procession was complete.

“[Sereno] began to walk around the coffin, smelling the coffin. Then he neighed,” a funeral attendee recalled.

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“It was a very strong emotion. Everyone who was there was moved. I cried myself when I saw that scene.”

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Perhaps the most heartbreaking moment was when the horse grieving his owner’s death put his head down on the casket.

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“It was as if the horse knew what was happening and wanted to say goodbye,” said Wando.

Sereno is family. And so, Wando will take over caring for the horse that meant so much to his brother.

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The heartbreaking scene just goes to show the deep bond between animals and their owners. The horse grieving his owner’s death was a moment that deeply touched all who witnessed it.

“It was an unbelievable thing to see the way the horse behaved. If I hadn’t been there I wouldn’t have believed it myself,” said Francielio, a close family friend and funeral attendee.

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