Virginia: In today's episode of the human and animal encounter going viral, a four-year-old boy from Virginia befriended a baby deer and the internet has gone in a frenzy. Four-year-old Dominic was vacationing in Massanutten Resort in Virginia with his mother, Stephanie Brown.
The Westmoreland County family was getting ready to leave their holiday rental in Massanutten on Tuesday morning while 4-year-old Dominic was outside playing.
Ms Brown said she was packing the fridge when she heard Dominic walk up on the front porch. That is when she saw that her son Dominic showed up at their doorstep with the animal.
Ms Brown said that her son and the baby deer seemed quite comfortable in each other's presence. She said to WBTV, "I see him and the baby deer standing next to each other almost to come inside! I was completely shocked! I froze for a second because I literally didn't know what to do!"
Ms Brown quickly grabbed her phone to take a picture of the adorable pair, which she later shared on Facebook.
The picture of Dominic standing near the baby deer has since gone viral. The picture has amassed over 29,000 shares and thousands of internet users are going gaga over the pair.
One Facebook user wrote, "They both look like this is an everyday occurrence for them. So precious, both of them."
"This is the most adorable thing ever," mentioned a further.
Ms Brown said Dominic wanted to bring the child deer inside for some cereal. However, she asked him to "walk his new friend back to the woods so his mommy could find him."
Meanwhile, another video of a human and animal encounter has gone viral as well, though the video is not as adorable as the picture of Dominic and the deer. The video in question is a scary footage of a skier being chased by a mountain bear in a resort in Romania's highest town Predeal. The footage has garnered tens of thousands of views across social media platforms.