During a recent visit to a pet store in Massachusetts, customers were surprised to see a little boy interacting with what seemed to be a young cow.

However, upon closer inspection, it became clear that the toddler was actually befriending Kernel, a harlequin Great Dane. Both the boy and Kernel were just one year old, which might have contributed to their instant connection. The stark contrast in size between them was quite astonishing.

Kernel and the young boy took a moment to observe each other. The toddler, fascinated by Kernel’s enormous size and patchy fur, burst into laughter as they got acquainted.

Kernel, in turn, seemed intrigued by the boy’s scent, perhaps hoping to find remnants of food from a previous meal in his hair.

Kernel’s calm demeanor was understandable, given that his owner had helped him achieve certification as an AKC Canine Good Citizen. Kernel was even training to become a service dog. Despite this, his Instagram account revealed his endearing and playful nature.

Witness the heartwarming first encounter between these two adorable beings in the accompanying video, and share it with fellow dog enthusiasts. It is hoped that these newfound friends will have the opportunity to reunite in the near future.