What comes to mind when you think about cows? Is it a slow, passive creature that you see on the side of the road? It turns out, our perception of cows can be very different from what they are really like. In fact cows can exhibit a lot of human-like traits. Author Joey Turner says, "To anyone who works, or has worked, with cows, it comes as no surprise that cows are capable of friendships."
Cows also possess unique personalities. Some are agressive and dominant while others and can be shy and submissive. Cows also tend to be friends with animals of similar personalities. All in all, they are a lot more complex than we give them credit for.
In this video, Salavador the cow is sharing a very sweet moment with his human friend. The encounter has even deeper meaning because Salvador had recently been rescued from a slaughterhouse and was enjoying his first day of freedom. Thanks to the group Santuario Igualdad Interespecie, this cow is able to enjoy a happy life. The charity, located in Chile, is dedicated to saving animals of all kinds.
There is no doubt Salvador appreciates the work done to save him as he show all sorts of love and affection to his human friend. Next time you drive by a cow, take a moment to appreciate the beautiful and sometimes, incredibly cuddly, animal.