That little boy is love in action, how very sweet of him to comfort the dog.
It is such a metaphor for depression as it is commonly known as the «black dog» and it is such a great illustration that if people suffering depression would let people know because they are there to standby and comfort them too.
You may wonder how keen children are.
At the back of your mind you only see them playing around and annoying you with scattered toys and mashed up food all over the place but the pleasure of knowing that even you, yourself, are incapable of doing things kids can do.
Much like Jack in this video, Jack’s family had to take care of Burt for a couple of days because the dog’s family was to be away for a while.
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