With his health quickly deteriorating, Vietnam veteran Roberto Gonzalez had just one wish: to see and hug his two beloved horses, Sugar and Ringo, one last time.
Hospital staff decided to grant his wish and the two horses traveled 150 miles to visit him at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where he was battling liver and kidney issues.
Gonzalez was paralyzed in 1970 after he was shot two months into serving in Vietnam. But despite his injury, Gonzales made a living from his passion for the majestic animals and is one of the only registered horse trainers in Texas who is disabled.
As you can tell in this heartfelt video, seeing his prized horses one last time meant everything to him.
Horses never forget those who are kind to them, nor those who are cruel to them, for that matter. They're such beautiful, sensitive creatures.
Thank you for your service, Mr. Gonzalez.