Watch The Magical Moment This Little Girl Befriended A Deer

<p><a href="" target="_blank">Ann Maree</a></p>

While all parents try to raise their children to be responsible adults, it's often those very youngsters who have the most to teach grown-ups about what it means to be compassionate beings.

Ann Maree, of Omaha, Nebraska, recently captured this incredible footage of her 15-month-old daughter's magical encounter with a young deer who dropped by their house for a visit. Without judgment or fear, the unlikely pair are seen forming an innocent bond of friendship, one that older folks passing by could help but admire:

"It was so amazing," Marree wrote in a post to her local news station, "even the ice cream man stopped to watch their interaction."