The two little boys who melted hearts in a viral video showing them racing towards each other with open arms for a big hug became best friends after their parents met in a New York restaurant and have been ‘inseparable’ ever since.
Now the youngsters ‘hang out all the time’ and are such firm friends that the two families vacation together upstate, according to Maxwell Hanson’s dad Michael Cisneros.
In the adorable clip shared on Sunday, Maxwell and his friend Finnegan, who are both two years old and separated in age by just a month, can both be seen running towards each other giggling and laughing.
Maxwell Hanson was on his way home from daycare in Brooklyn last Thursday with his dads Alex, 39, and Michael when they bumped into Finnegan and his dad, Dan.
Speaking to DailyMail.com Michael, 43, said: ‘We really got on with his parents so we started all hanging out and their friendship just blossomed.
‘Once they saw each other they immediately started running towards each other, and that’s when I pulled out my camera.’
Maxwell, left, and Finnegan, right, became best friends after their parents met in a restaurant
Now they ‘hang out all the time’, with their two families vacationing together, pictured
Toddlers Finnegan (left) and Maxwell (center), both aged two, raced towards each other with arms ready to embrace after they hadn’t seen for two days
The two boys are said to share a love of Disney, watching Moana, Coco and The Lion King together and live just one block away from each other.
Michael, who adopted Maxwell as a newborn baby with partner Alex, added: ‘His parents and us met just over a year ago and really connected.
‘They are always super excited to see each other, even if they’ve only been a part. They are partners in crime and when one does something, the other does as well.
‘We have a place upstate with a pool, and Finnegan and his parents come stay with us often.’
Michael said the boys now share their toys, food and clothes and even ‘communicate with each other in ways we don’t understand’.
He added: ‘And whenever they are apart, they each ask for each other. It really is the cutest thing.’
Finnegan is described by Michael as the ‘more outgoing one’, while his son Maxwell ‘is a bit shy until he gets to know someone’. But he added: ‘They are both super active.’
The two boys share a love of Disney and live one block away from each other. ‘They communicate with each other in ways we don’t understand’, Maxwell’s dad Michael says
The heart-melting reaction came after they hadn’t seen one another in two days. Finnegan is described as the ‘more outgoing one’, while Maxwell ‘is a bit shy’
Since Michael shared the video on Sunday it’s been viewed more than 11,000 times and drawn loving comments from strangers who adore the boys’ sweet friendship.
The dad explained that the pair were so excited in the video because they hadn’t seen one another in two days.
With their arms open-wide they edge closer before briefly pausing to give one another a long hug.
‘My friend you are just adorable,’ Cisneros can be heard saying.
Then Maxwell points at Finnegan’s yellow truck toy, causing him to fiddle with it and squeal before they both continue running down the road.
Cisneros wrote: ‘It’s Thursday. These two haven’t seen each other since Tuesday. So many feels, it’s beautiful. So thankful.’
He added that they also share hobbies, both attending a weekly music event where they ‘love to dance — both are excellent dancers.’
The two boys became best friends after their parents met in a New York restaurant and have been ‘inseparable’ ever since. The two families are pictured together here on Halloween
Facebook user Taira Withani wrote: ‘Why in the world have we ever stopped showing how happy we are to see everybody like this everyday!’
‘They are the definition of love!!! You all are amazing parents!!!we need more this unconditional love!!!’ Ayanna Reid added.
Dnesey Armour posted: ‘I can watch this over and over. So innocent and adorable.’
Dana Lor wrote: ‘Both adorable, some people need to learn from them because real love does not see color of people’
In a another video of the two boys, they raced around holding hands before Finnegan shows Maxwell how to climb up a step and then jump off.