Ellen DeGeneres Invites 'hugging Toddlers' Maxwell And Finnegan

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A video of two adorable toddlers hugging each other went viral on social media earlier this month.The boys and their parents were invited to The Ellen Show.

Written By Bhavya Sukheja | Mumbai | Updated On:
Ellen DeGeneres

A video of two adorable toddlers hugging each other went viral on social media earlier this month. The two boys, Maxwell Hanson and Finnegan Mckenna, can be seen running towards each other with open arms. Once they meet they share a hug before running in the same direction. The video captures their pure joy and excitement which the netizens couldn't get enough of. The 2- years-old and their parents were invited to The Ellen Show on September 18 where the parents shared the story behind the two best friends and how the boys first met. 

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When asked by Ellen how the friendship of the two boys start Daniel McKenna, father of Finnegan claimed, "We were sitting at a communal table at our favorite restaurant a year ago, and then Maxwell came in with his family, and they asked to sit at the other end. We started talking, we ended up getting their number, and it's sort of, the rest is history." 

'They're like dolphins'

Both the boys go to a different school but somehow they are still best friends. The parents claimed that they usually greet each other the same way as their video. Maxwell's dad claimed that they both are huggers and they also hold hands while walking all the time. The two boys love to dance together and they also have a secret language amongst themselves. “They're like little dolphins, they squeal and chat,” Maxwell's father said. DeGeneres believes that the video of both the boys hugging each other is just what the world needs right now and how people should treat each other in general.  

'Such a beautiful image to see'

DeGeneres said, “The reason we had you here because it is such a great message to send and such a beautiful image to see those buys run to each other and love each other like that and I'm hoping that they continue to be friends and grow up and have this bond”. She also decided to gift the little boys two electric toy trucks with their names and faces on it. With that, she also gave both of them a $10,000 check each to start their college funds.

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