The mother of the 4-year-old from Virginia shared a picture of the boy and the deer on Facebook and the photo has gone since viral with over 29000 shares.
Four-year-old Dominic was vacationing in Massanutten Resort in Virginia with his mother, Stephanie Brown. The Westmoreland County family was getting ready to leave their holiday rental in Massanutten while 4-year-old Dominic was outside playing.
Ms Brown said she was packing the fridge when she heard Dominic walk up on the front porch. That is when she saw that her son Dominic showed up at their doorstep with the animal. Ms Brown said that her son and the baby deer seemed quite comfortable in each other’s presence. She said, “I see him and the baby deer standing next to each other almost to come inside! I was completely shocked! I froze for a second because I literally didn’t know what to do!”
Ms Brown quickly grabbed her phone to take a picture of the adorable pair, which she later shared on Facebook.
“I did not move my eyes off of them. And I’m just like whipping it [my cell phone] out slowly and boom,” she said.
Brown said Dominic didn’t act as though anything was out of the ordinary. When she asked her son where he found the deer, he said it was by itself and he was going to give it cereal. Brown said Dominic and the deer acted like “best friends” but unfortunately, Dominic didn’t get a new pet that day.
After taking pictures, Brown asked Dominic to lead the deer back to the woods. The 4-year-old did as he was asked and the deer followed him back to its proper home so his mommy could find him.
Meanwhile, another video of a human and animal encounter has gone viral as well, though the video is not as adorable as the picture of Dominic and the deer. The video in question is a scary footage of a skier being chased by a mountain bear in a resort in Romania’s highest town Predeal. The footage has garnered tens of thousands of views across social media platforms.