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Video: Why Sheikh Mohamed stopped talking on the phone to hug Sheikh Abdullah

The spontaneous gesture of brotherly love was captured on camera.

The importance of respect between siblings was underscored by a touching moment captured between two members of Abu Dhabi's royal family and has since gone viral on social media.

On a windy afternoon, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, can be seen approaching his vehicle parked outside and is talking on the phone looking slightly distracted.

His brother, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, humbly opens the door to his parked SUV and waits for him to finish his call.


Sheikh Mohamed puts his phone to one side and speaks quiet words in confidence with Sheikh Abdullah.

In response, Sheikh Abdullah leans down to kiss Sheikh Mohamed's hand, who pulls it away in a reflexive gesture and grasps him in a one-armed hug, kissing his younger brother's left shoulder warmly.

Sheikh Abdullah then kisses the Crown Prince's arm and remains standing with his hand on the car door handle as his sibling resumes his phone call and sits inside.

Watch the heartwarming video below: 

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