Adeerable! People fawn over boy, 4, who befriended a baby deer in the woods and brought it home
- Stephanie Brown, from Massanutten, Virginia, got a big surprised from her son
- Four-year-old Dominic headed out and brought back a baby deer with him
- Stephanie managed to snap a picture of the pair on her porch before deer left
Published: 04:39 EST, 29 January 2021 | Updated: 04:40 EST, 29 January 2021
A four-year-old boy surprised his mother by bringing back a baby deer with him during a holiday.
Stephanie Brown was shocked to find to her son Dominic, four, and a baby deer he had befriended in the nearby woods on the porch during a family holiday to Massanutten resort in Virginia.
The mother managed to take a snap of the unique moment, and shared it on Facebook, where it quickly went viral, ABC 8 News – WRIC reported.
People were impressed by how at ease the fawn looked in the presence of the four-year-old.
Stephanie Brown, from Ragged Beach, Virginia, revealed her four-year-old son Dominic brought a baby deer back with him during a family holiday to the Massanutten Resort (pictured)
Stephanie explained that the family had been packing to leave the Massanutten resort and head back home to Ragged Point Beach in Virginia when Dominic showed up with his new friend.
Shocked mother Stephanie worked out what to do, taking a few pictures of the partners in crime
The snap shared on Facebook, which has since gathered more than 16,000 likes and almost 20,000 shares, shows Dominic in his Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer pyjamas, wearing Winter boots next to the baby deer on the porch of the holiday rental.
The pair looked perfectly at ease with one another, and the fawn didn’t seem in a hurry to head back to the woods as he peered curiously at Stephanie.+3
Stephanie said Dominic and his new friend looked perfectly calm as she whipped her phone out to snap some pictures
Stephanie told ABC: ‘I was in shock. I was like, “No way. My mind is playing games with me”.’
‘It wasn’t like anything strange for him, it was so weird.’
The quick thinking mother quickly took her phone out to capture the unique moment.
‘They were just in sync,’ Stephanie said, explaining that the deer cocked his head in the same direction as Dominic as she took pictures.
Dominic named his new friend Flash after the DC Comics super hero.
When the impromptu photoshoot was over, the mother explained she asked Dominic to walk his friend back to the woods so it could be found by his own mother.
People were impressed by how calm Dominic and the fawn looked after the picture went viral on Facebook
On Facebook, where Stephanie shared the snap, thousands of people swooned at the magical picture.
‘They both look like this is an everyday occurrence for them. So precious, both of them,’ one person said.
‘He’s got THE GIFT,’ joked one.
‘They look like buddies,’ wrote another.
‘Your son and his friend are super cute. Great pic,’ one wrot.
Omg how emotional am I??? I cried to this,’ another said.
‘Idk what dom did but I wish I had that personality,’ one said.