When this man saw a cow mourning over her stillborn calf, he started to console her. He lay down close to her and started to comfort the poor cow.
Benjamin Tipps was visiting his family on Mother’s Day, when he witnessed a sad scene. A cow in a nearby field was struggling to give birth. At one moment the cow collapsed, and Benjamin came closer to see what had happened. The sac holding the calf had burst, which resulted in the calf being stillborn.
Benjamin intuitively felt this animal’s loss. Seeing her pain, he lay down and started to console her. “She was crushed—just devastated, and she was tired from the labor. She laid down, and Ben laid down and was kind of massaging her and comforting her,” Benjamin’s wife, Kayla, told News Channel 10.
His wife was impressed by her husband’s actions. “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,” Kayla wrote when she posted her husband’s picture.
Many netizens expressed their feelings upon seeing the picture. One netizen, Jonathon J, wrote: “In my opinion, people who are kind to animals have a direct path to heaven.”
There is certainly a connection between a good heart and the way a person treats animals. As German philosopher Immanuel Kant said, “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”