Unlikely yet charming animal pairs have unique ways of capturing our hearts. This story about a brown momma cow and her sweet little puppy baby is hands down a tear-jerker.
Rookie, a puppy, orphaned from birth knows not what it feels like having a mom, at least someone of her kind. Thankfully, a cow was more than willing to treat her as her own, so she raised her when her mom died after she was born.
For two years, the duo was inseparable. They lived in a farm, and each day since was spent doing things together. They ate, played, slept and bonded deeply with one another. Rookie is often seen following her momma cow around, hopping on her back for an afternoon ride, and taking shelter in between her legs whenever she’s feeling anxious or scared.
Things took a horrible turn when the farmer felt the financial burden of having to raise two cows that he needed to give one up. Painful as it is, the momma cow had no choice but to say goodbye to Rookie, as she will be given to another farmer who lives nearby their farm.
Rookie was devastated by their sudden separation. He refused to eat, cried and yelped endlessly. She didn’t know how to live without her momma around, and not having any other companion around took a toll on her. Rookie never felt alone and heartbroken that at one point, she ran away from the farm in the hopes of following her momma’s voice from her new owner’s stall.
Seeing Rookie’s helpless state has made the farmer change his mind. He may not understand precisely how Rookie was feeling, but it was enough for him to decide to bring the momma cow back.
Fortunately, it turned out to be a happy ending we all hoped, and a very emotional reunion, too.
Watch the touching video and get ready to grab a box of Kleenex or two.