For one little boy, the impromptu funeral for his beloved goldfish pet proved too much to bear.
Brooke Geherman, from Alberta, Canada, posted a video of her young son, Kowen, as he is holding a toilet funeral for his goldfish, Top.
The video, filmed by the mother, shows Kowen standing in the family bathroom, cradling his deceased goldfish.
In a heartbreaking move, the boy is seen repeatedly kissing his pet, as his mother is asking him where he is going to put the fish.
Brooke is heard asking her son:
Kowen responds by pointing at the fish and answers solemnly:
1. Young Kowen is devastated by the loss of his pet goldfish, Top, and holds a toilet funeral.
Brooke then asks:
Where are you going to put him?
Kowen gestures at the toilet and answers:
In the toilet.
2. The young boy cradles the fish before kissing it repeatedly in a heartbreaking move.
At that point, Kowen drops the goldfish down the toilet and flushes it.
As Top the goldfish is seen circling the bowl and disappearing from view, the boy seems to realize that he will never see his pet again.
He looks up at his mom with tears welling in his eyes.
As Kowen becomes more distressed, his mother tries to comfort him and he cries on her shoulder, repeatedly saying the name of the fish.
The video has gone viral and has so far been viewed more than 483,000 times.
3. As Top begins to circle the bowl, Kowen looks at his mom in a mixture of surprise and shock.
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