‘I wuv you, robot’: Toddler makes new friend in discarded water heater

In this Aug. 8, 2008, file photo, a high-efficiency natural gas furnace, hot water heater and air conditioning system is installed at a home in Ossining, N.Y.

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In this Aug. 8, 2008, file photo, a high-efficiency natural gas furnace, hot water heater and air conditioning system is installed at a home in Ossining, N.Y.

A little girl named Rayna is melting hearts around the globe in a short video that shows her loving encounter with a new “robot” friend.

The YouTube video posted Monday, titled "Rayna meets a 'robot,'" is just 24 seconds long, but by early Tuesday it had been viewed nearly 665,000 times. In it, the girl walked along a street and saw what she thought was a robot.

The “robot” was a discarded water heater awaiting pickup by trash collectors.

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“Hi, robot,” Rayna said cheerfully, looking up at the top of the heater and into what looked like big, round eyes. “Hi, robot.”

She wrapped her arms around the heater, glancing back at one point to look at the person filming her.

“I wuv you, robot,” she said. “I wuv you, robot.”

Rayna’s ardent love of the water heater faded fast as her attention was drawn to a new friend -- a nearby manhole cover.

Watch Rayna’s heartwarming encounter below.

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