A bull and a cow in Tamil Nadu, India, are now back together after a heartbreaking video of the two being separated surfaced on social media.
In the video, a bull can be seen circling a truck to protest against the transportation of the cow he adores. The bull apparently chased the truck for about half a mile.
“The cow in the video is Lakshmi and she belonged to my family for the last four years,” the cow’s owner Manikandan said. “We are facing financial difficulties because of the lockdown and had decided to sell Lakshmi to a milk farm. We were transporting Lakshmi on July 12 afternoon at around 1 pm and the village bull came in search of it.”
The touching video pulled at the heartstrings of residents across the state and soon people began contacting Manikandan to offer him money to buy Lakshmi back.
The money was raised, approximately Rs 40,000 ($534), and the bovines have been reunited.