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Little Boy Helps Girl With Down Syndrome Overcome Her Fears

Overcoming your fears is something everyone struggles with. Whether it's physical fears, such as bugs or snakes, or psychological fears like crowds or heights, it's not easy to get over the thing that scares you the most.

This is especially the case for people who have developmental setbacks, as using critical thinking is not always an option. Their minds have a more difficult time looking at the situation objectively and working through the fear.

For 4-year-old Ada, her fear was rabbits.

On a program called The Secret Life Of 4 Year Olds, Ada is confronted with a rabbit at her care center and is afraid to go pet it. Her friend Tomas sees she's frightened and knows right away he has to help his best friend.

Tomas approaches Ada with a stuffed rabbit as she sits by herself with her doll. He wants her to know that rabbits aren't that scary, and he explains it in the best way he knows how.

The Independent
The Independent

The adults who watch the footage from another room noted how mature he was during the encounter.

"This is really empathetic behavior from Tomas," one host says. "It's like he understands Ada's feelings of beings scared."

Ada seemed to connect with Tomas and realize that rabbits are nothing to be afraid of. She gets up from her chair and starts to walk towards the rabbit.

"Are you going to stroke the bunny?" asks Tomas.

Ada goes right up to the rabbit and conquers her fears! When asked why he chose to help Ada go pet the rabbit, Tomas's answer was pretty straightforward.

"Because she's my best friend," he said.

You can watch the entire bunny encounter below. When asked what her favorite thing about Tomas is, Ada has a perfect answer!