WATCH: Adorable boy comforts girl on first day of school

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Suffering from back-to-school blues?

You won't if you have a classmate like this little boy called Alston.

Watch him comfort his preschool peer Anita, with assurances that he will protect her.

But his reply to her request for a hug? "I think I'm too young (for that)," he quipped.

Hug me, girl tells boy classmate

 PHOTO: YouTube screengrab

The exchange happened in a classroom in China.

The Chinese word for hug ("bao bao") sounds the same as to carry. All together now: Awwwww.

Sources: Boomsbeat, YouTube