Animal-lovers are some of the kindest people on planet Earth. They put their time and energy into causes that strive to preserve the creatures of our world.
By showing compassion, affection, and admiration towards our wildlife, they also portray a great example of love in its purest form. To love something that you can’t fully understand on a communicative level is what makes animal activists true heroes to our ecosystem.
Kayla Tipps, 29, would probably say that her husband, Benjamin, fits this description. The 29-year-old man recently came to the aid of a female cow who had just given birth on Mother’s Day.
What was supposed to be a joyous occasion for the mother cow turned out to be a devastating reality — her calf was a stillborn. Kayla told Inside Edition that the mom was in “labor for several days when the sac containing the calf burst,” causing the little one to die.
It was a shock to everyone because the large animal was not a first-time mom. Her first pregnancy was a success, and the young cow is now fully grown and healthy.
After realizing that her second baby had passed away, the cow became sad and withdrawn. Benjamin refused to leave the mourning mom’s side as she said her last goodbyes to the calf.
“She was crushed — just devastated, and she was tired from the labor,” Kayla said. “She laid down, and Ben laid down and was kind of massaging her and comforting her.”
A Texas man laid down next to this cow on Mother’s Day to console her after losing her calf. >https://t.co/DMH6fpdlHF pic.twitter.com/R2wGEnSJHu
— Brenda Yahm (@BrendaYahm) May 17, 2017
Kayla captured the beautiful moment by snapping a few photos. She posted the images to her and her husband’s shared Facebook page.
According to KFDA-TV, Kayla wrote, “What a great heart this man has. This momma cow lost her baby yesterday and Benjamin laid with her and petted her to try and comfort her. Such a sweet yet heartbreaking picture.”
The cow is said to be doing a lot better since giving birth, but people on social media are still sending in their condolences. Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, a vegan activist group for cows, also reposted the story on their Facebook page.
One person wrote, “What a caring, loving person. I needed to see that and be reminded of the gentleness that can still exist in humanity.”
Some critics have blamed the cow’s rancher for negligence and failure to call a vet to help with the birth, but others have considered Benjamin’s action to be very admirable. I think the Texas man set a great example for us all in spite of how the situation turned out.