Cows may look different from humans, but they have way more in common with us than you’d think. They experience the full range of human emotions and have been known to form strong social ties and bond with one another, especially with their young. Mother cows and their babies have distinct moos for one another and have been known to cry out for days when they’re separated. Females in the herd are also very protective and will rally together to keep all of the little ones in good hands … or hooves.

The compassion of cows are commonly misunderstood and underestimated … but nothing shows their loving abilities more than this fantastic encounter. When a group of cows spotted a new little one in their barn, they immediately set to work making him feel welcome…

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Except, there’s something weird about this calf … But we just can’t quite put our fingers on it …

 

As you can see the cows don’t really care that the new calf is different. All they know is that he needs love and kisses, and they happily oblige! The new canine addition seems to be totally on board with their decision. Who knows how long they stayed like this!

It might appear that the dog’s fur pattern is the only reason why these cows are being so friendly. However, cows have been known to do this sort of thing with other dogs, pigs, and even people. We often overlook these animals as being little more than the commodities they provide for humans, but as you can see, they are so, so much more.

We could all stand to be a little bit more like these loving cows!

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