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At His Owner's Funeral, This Horse Did Something Heartbreaking - He Knew He Was There

In Brazil, a man was in a terrible traffic accident in Paraiba that took his life. His devastated family and friends gathered for his funeral and decided to make the man's beloved horse part of the procession. The family didn't realize that the horse would recognize his late owner's scent through the casket.

Friends and family of Wagner Figueiredo de Lima knew that their departed loved one would want his horse, Sereno, to be present for the funeral. Lima and Sereno were reportedly inseparable, and the 34-year-old man doted on his pet all the way up until the end.

Lima's brother, Wando, walked with Sereno during the procession, never expecting the horse would realize what was going on. Much to the shock of the mourners, Sereno seemed to figure it out. Mourners are certain that the horse could smell the scent of Lima through the coffin, and he could probably also smell death.

"[Sereno] began to walk around the coffin, smelling the coffin. Then he neighed," said attendee Kyioshi Abreu to The Dodo. "It was a very strong emotion. Everyone who was there was moved. I cried myself when I saw that scene."

A photo of the horse resting his head on his beloved owner's coffin is heartbreaking. Wando is certain that Sereno was completely aware of what was happening, and wanted to say goodbye. “This horse was everything to [Lima],” Wando said.

While the other mourners knew what they were attending, Sereno had to figure out what was going on while he was there at the funeral. The realization seemed to hit him hard. The distraught horse continued to whimper, stomp and act upset all the way to the cemetery.

Wando and his family have taken in Sereno, and the horse will live with them. They believe the horse will need some time to mourn the loss of his best friend, Lima, but, eventually, they believe they can help his broken heart recover.

It's true for horses as it is with people: life goes on. At least Sereno is getting support after suffering such a crushing loss.

Source: Pawpulous
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