Ismael FernÃ¡ndez hadnâ€™t seen his familyâ€™s donkey, Baldomera, for more than two months.
But when they reunited following the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in some parts of southern Spain on Monday, it was a sight to behold.
Video going viral shows FernÃ¡ndez, fearing the donkey wouldnâ€™t recognize him, calling out for the 5-year-old animal on a hillside. The donkey responds and quickly approaches. FernÃ¡ndez, rubbing the donkeyâ€™s forehead, bursts into tears and Baldomera begins braying.
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Malaga-based FernÃ¡ndez shared the video of the sweet encounter at his familyâ€™s country home, some 20 miles away in El Borge, to Facebook on Monday. He wasnâ€™t embarrassed to be heard crying in the clip because it was a demonstration of â€œunconditional love,â€ he wrote.
FernÃ¡ndez has since set up an Instagram account in the name of the donkey, who was a gift to his father Antonio upon his retirement two years ago, reported local newspaperÂ Diario del Sur. He didnâ€™t immediately respond to HuffPostâ€™s request for further information.Â
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