When it comes to the animal kingdom, there are probably many stories and acts of simple kindness that go untold. While folks the world over surely know amazing stories like that of Christian the Lion from links across the internet, there are many less famous ones that have been turned into movies.

Such is the simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming story of Kelsey Lodge and her new horse Sunny. Out early one morning on their way to a swap meet, they chanced upon Sunny eating grass by the side of the road. The noticed very quickly that this poor horse was neglected and starving, but still decided to help her. Young Kelsey soon developed a deep bond with Sunny, and this is their heartwarming story.