Video of hugging toddlers charms the internet

These Toddler Besties Are Friendship Goals

He says he's not normally one to post a lot of private things on Facebook, but explains why he made a decision to in this case.

Two-year-olds Maxwell and Finnegan, two best friends from New York City, hadn't seen each other for a few days so when they spotted each other walking down the street, they couldn't wait give each other a big hug. Michael explains "They go to music class together, Dana Banana (a weekly music event) and they love to dance- both are excellent dancers".

As of Tuesday morning, the video has received more than 120,000 views and nearly 3,000 shares.

Maxwell's dad shot the video and says it's a good lesson in fighting racism and hate.

"It's great to spread the love and to show people that kind of love and beauty in the world", he said. The two live in the same neighborhood and recently started riding the school bus to daycare together in the mornings.

"The reason that it's getting attention [is] because it is with a little black boy and a little white boy.But if it can change someone's mind, you know, or just change their view on things, then it's totally worth it", he said.

The pint-size best friends have known each other for over a year now.

"When they are away from each other, they are always asking about one another", he said.

While most on social media had positive comments to share, there were critics, too.

"Definitely not staged it's just a lucky moment that I caught on camera", Cisneros told WPIX-TV. "Now with all the attention its getting its just a great story to tell him when he's older both of them".



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