Goat sacrifice is part of an old tradition in Nepalese temples.
But one boy, visiting Nepal with his family, sees it for what it is: the taking of a life.
A video posted on Facebook shows young Adrian, who accidentally sees a goat being killed.
"Goats are in pain there," he says, pointing off screen.
When he realizes the baby goat he's befriended is going to suffer the same fate, he begins a heartbreaking outburst.
"No!" Adrian wails, hugging the baby goat around his neck and crying.
Finally, it looks like the boy's outpouring of grief for the goats made all the difference for his friend. "We won't cut the goat," a voice says off screen, as the boy begins to walk away with his goat friend.
"Kids are innocent. They have intelligent minds," the voice adds. "We actually shouldn't do this thing. What's done in the past, can't be undone, but we will not do it again. Kids know killing is not good."