Those at home struggled to keep it together as youngster Tomas helped a little girl with Down’s syndrome overcome her fear of rabbits.
The new group were intruded to some new furry friends at the school in Epping, Essex, but Ada stayed well away.
However, with the help of a stuffed rabbit, Tomas helped Ada – who was struggling to make friends at the beginning – and it wasn’t long before she was petting the animal.
He told her: “Rabbits don’t eat humans, they only eat carrots and carrot cake,” before asking: “Are we going to stroke the bunny? Are you going to stroke that?”
Tomas told the camera: “Ada is afraid of the rabbits and I’m going to help her. Because she is my best friend.”
After doing what he suggested with glee, she said in a joint chat: “He is a best friend to me. I like you Tomas. He’s very cute, yeah!”
One of the child development psychologists added: “This is really empathetic behaviour from Thomas. It’s like he understands Ada’s feeling of being scared.”
Twitter was soon inundated with comments about the adorable pair, with one user posting: “Crying at Secret Life Of 4-year-olds bc Tomas helped Ada overcome her fear of rabbits and he was so nice to her.”(sic)
Two others continued: “When Tomas went and helped Ada with going to pet the rabbits I actually cried, they’re too cute #slo4yo,” and: “Tomas and Ada got me doing a lil cry #SLO4YO.”
“Brilliant episode of #SLO4YO Ada and Tomas were brilliant. Faith in humanity restored,” a fourth added.
The Secret Life of 4-Year-Olds continues next Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
Published at Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:59:00 +0000