Boy and cow snuggle at fair in viral photo that the internet is loving

An Iowa teen and his cow are getting love from internet users after a candid photo went viral. This is a stock image of cows in a barn. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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An Iowa teen and his cow are getting love from internet users after a candid photo went viral. This is a stock image of cows in a barn. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

A father captured a picture of his son snuggled up with their cow, and, of course, internet users found it prize-worthy.

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Mitchell Miner, 15, of Iowa, and his cow, Audri, had a long day at the Iowa State Fair after competing in the youth cattle show Sunday. So, the best friends decided to take a nap.

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"I was asleep. I think she was, too," Miner told the Des Moines Register on Monday.

While the duo didn’t win the cattle show, they did win the internet’s heart.

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The picture on Facebook had over 26,000 likes and 3,096 shares as of Wednesday morning; it’s since been taken down or its privacy settings have been changed.

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While the bond between the teen and heifer is evident, unfortunately, they are just hanging out for the summer.

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The cow will be sent back to a dairy farm in Blairstown later this fall, according to the Des Moines Register.

Read more at the Des Moines Register.