And the determined bull got his wish.
In the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, coronavirus-related financial troubles separated two bovines.
But economic challenges mean little to animals, and these animals wanted to stay together. So, the distressed bull protested the removal of the cow:
…the bull was seen desperately circling the lorry over and over again, presumably in a bid to rescue the cow that was being transported. The bull tries to stick his head in through the grills of the vehicle and grunts, opposing the transportation of the cow. The cow too looks at the bull, clearly unable to step out of the carrier and unite with him.OpIndia
The bull is Manajamalai, and the cow is Lakshmi. A man named Manikandan had reared them together. Manikandan operates a local tea shop, and COVID-19 put his business in trouble:
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.Manikandan
Manikandan’s family had owned Lakshmi for four years. Manajamalai was clearly very attached to Lakshmi. When they tried to take Lakshmi away, the bull followed their truck for more than a kilometer.
But a local filmed the bull’s determination to stop the truck. When people began seeing the video, they offered Manikandan money so that he could buy Lakshmi back. Manikandan needed to come up with ₹40,000 to buy her from her new owner.
Fortunately, O.P. Jayapradeep, a son of the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, soon heard about the bovine love story, and Jayapradeep decided to pay Lakshmi’s price. He then gave her to the temple so Lakshmi and Manajamalai could be together.
Finally, the cow and the bull got their happy ending.
Watch the two animals try to get to each other in the touching video shared by The News Minute:
Article source: OpIndia
Featured image: The News Minute