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Watch: Video of two toddlers running to embrace each other warms hearts across social media

Maxwell and Finnegan are 'besties,' and it shows

Image source: ABC News video screenshot

A video of two pint-sized best friends meeting on the streets of New York City has taken the internet by storm, and with good reason. 26-month-old Maxwell and 27-month-old Finnegan have been partners in crime for roughly a year, and the pure joy they exhibit in their greeting is simply infectious.

What are the details?

Michael Cisneros, Maxwell's father, posted a clip on Facebook over the weekend of the boys running toward each other to embrace, before tearing off together down the sidewalk.

ABC News picked up the footage and it went viral, with even the likes of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sharing it on Twitter with the message, "This makes my heart happy. Hope it does yours as well!"

Cisneros told the outlet, "When they are away from each other, they are always asking about one another. They go to music class together, Dana Banana (a weekly music event) and they love to dance — both are excellent dancers."

Anything else?

While most on social media had positive comments to share, there were critics, too. Some voiced concern that the adults weren't close enough in case the kids darted into the street, and others accused the parents of setting up the encounter.

"Definitely not staged it's just a lucky moment that I caught on camera," Cisneros told WPIX-TV. "They just took off towards each other and I got my phone out as quickly as I can to record it; they are just too cute together."


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