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Magic the miniature horse visits kids at Children's Hospital at Erlanger

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Patients at Erlanger Children's Hospital were in for a huge surprise Monday when one well known visitor made a stop. (Image: WTVC)

Patients at Erlanger Children's Hospital were in for a huge surprise Monday when one well known visitor made a stop.

You've heard of support therapy dogs. Well, Magic the miniature horse is a support therapy horse.

She's lifted spirits at countless hospital across the country, but this morning Magic trotted through the Children's Hospital at Erlanger.

Kids faces lit up with smiles as the mini horse trotted from one room to the next, and they got to pet and play with the support animal.

3-year-old Henley Smith already had on her cowgirl boots.

Henley's mother Areesa told us Henley's been so excited for this day.

She says all Henley wanted to do was give Magic a hug and show her around the hospital.

"I gave her two hugs and a kiss," says Henley.

Henley is battling a very rare form of bone cancer, and her mother says she's gone through several rounds of chemo this year.

Vienna Hewitt says she has heard of support dogs before, but playing with the miniature horse was just what she needed today.

"It's different than like therapy dogs because that's usually what I see, but it's cool," said Vienna, "It's cool to have a different type of animal to come up here and she's sweet."

Magic the miniature horse has been a support animal for victims and their families of the Orlando night club shooting and Sandy Hook.

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