Life is difficult, and you frequently require the assistance of another person to help you overcome the difficulties. Family and friends will always give you the strength to never give up. A senior horse provided comfort to this 58-year-old guy. However, they both assisted each other in overcoming life’s challenges, and their amazing friendship warms hearts everywhere!
Donnie MacAdams first met Waco Hanover, a retired racehorse, in 2008, when he moved into a property in Vermont’s Green Mountains. The horse was already 31 years old at the time, which is fairly remarkable given that the average horse lifespan is around 25 years. But the magnificent Waco had many more years to live. Nonetheless, he appeared depressed and hungry. Donnie was aware that the horse was quite old, so he blamed everything on that, but he soon discovered that Waco was acting that way simply because he was lonely and needed a companion.
“I wanted to dig a hole, because I didn’t think he’d make it through the winter,” the man explained to CBS. “I just talked to him for about a half hour one day and got him to accept the fact that I’m not going anywhere, I’m your buddy. This has been going on for years.” Donnie and Waco have been inseparable ever since. The 58-year-old man treated his four-legged companion as if he were his son. They were more than pals, according to him. They shared a rare, one-of-a-kind bond. Donnie built his apartment above Waco’s barn to help him feel even more at ease.
But Donnie wasn’t the only one who saved Waco’s life. When the man had a heart attack, he never expected to recover. His greatest friend, on the other hand, was always there to aid and console him. “There were times in the wintertime when I’d walk into the barn, walk down there, just lean on the stall front,” Donnie explained. “He would put his head on my shoulder and just chew, just chew, and just calm me down.”
Waco died a couple of years ago, at the age of 42 – that’s almost 125 in people years. However, the wonderful bond he shared with his human partner will go on forever. “My best friend and therapist is gone,” Donnie stated at the time. “I never imagined a horse could be such a good companion. He was even more.”