Hanna Burton was sitting on her veranda with her newborn son when he began to whine and complain. She was soothing him and caringsing his back when she abruptly grabbed him up into her arms and cradled him. Another mother nearby heard the baby sobbing and ran to assist.
Burton was instantly taken aback since the mom at issue was a mama deer.
When the deer heard the baby sobbing, she mistook him for her own. She started to walk toward the deck to comfort the small child, but she stopped when she saw Burton. She looked confused.
In the footage of the interaction, Burton remarked, “This is my baby.”
The deer observed Burton closely, realizing she’d made a mistake and that the baby wasn’t hers and didn’t need her aid after all. Still, it was adorable to watch the mom deer come racing to check on everything.
“Good morning, Mama,” Burton said. “She considers you to be her child.”
Even if the maternal deer’s assistance was unnecessary, it was kind of her to inquire-and there’s no question she’s a fantastic mother to her own deer young.