The Buddy Roamer™ is a posterior walking aid/ gait trainer with an ergonomically designed frame that is completely open in the front. The frame helps to support body weight for users who have difficulty bearing full weight through their legs. The Buddy Roamer also provides postural support for the trunk and head allowing the user to walk freely and unaided by caregivers. The open front allows unobstructed interaction with the environment including other people. This allows the user to have hands free interactions to learn, explore, discover, an even offer a hug!