They May Not Have Taken Home The Prize, But A Boy And His Cow Won Our Hearts

“She likes to lay down a bit. She just enjoys my company.”

A photo of a teen and his cow has taken the internet by storm and captured the hearts of millions, and you’re about to see why. After placing fifth out of seven total contestants at the Iowa State Fair, 15-year-old Mitchell Miner and his cow, Audri, were exhausted after the long day.

The two had spent the last few months preparing for the competition and formed a very close bond while doing so. And the picture of them napping together in the barn sums up their heartwarming relationship. Just a boy and his cow.

“She likes to lay down a bit. She just enjoys my company,” Mitchell said.

This just speaks to the level of friendships that can develop between humans and animals of any type, and it’s a wonderful thing.