When I was pregnant with the boy, some 18 years ago. I was watching Christmas specials and ran across this on on satellite.
The story in a nut shell. Kid owns a donkey he calls Small One. The donkey is getting old and not really pulling his weight. The boys father says he has to sell him.
Even though you totally see where this is going, considering it is a Christmas movie (Gee, do you think Joseph might buy him in the end), even knowing all that...this song made me bawl, like a baby.
And still does, every single time I hear it.