15-year-old Mitchell Miner and his cow, Audri, spent the entire summer training for a youth dairy cattle show at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. In the days leading up to the competition, Mitchell woke up at 3 AM preparing his heifer by leading, bathing, clipping, and walking her.
Unfortunately, Mitchell and Audri’s hours of training did not lead to a victory as the pair finished fifth out of seven contestants. However, what happened after the competition won the Internet.
After tasting defeat at the fair, Mitchell and Audri were exhausted so they decided to take a nap inside a barn. Mitchell’s father, Jeremy Miner, saw Mitchell and Audri cuddling together and he could not resist taking a picture and sharing it on Facebook. Mitchell’s father captioned the photo, “Our son Mitchell and his heifer after showing yesterday.”
The picture was an instant hit as it reached over 15,000 likes in one day. Mitchell’s mother says the reason the photo went viral is because people are won over from seeing kids and their animals bonding.
The picture surely won us over, Mrs. Miner.