Students from an Amherstburg school sent a hug to a young Toronto boy who underwent brain surgery today.

A Grade 3 and four class from St. Bernard Amherstburg Catholic Elementary School posted a video on YouTube in support of eight-year-old Sebastian Yanquelevech.

One of Sebastian's wishes before his operation was for everyone to show support and hug each other Thursday.

The surgery is hoped will ease the number seizures he's now experiencing since having similar surgery four years ago when he was first diagnosed.

Sebastian was hoping to harness the power of a hug for his mother,  so that she wouldn't worry about him.