Hanna Burton was on her deck with her newborn son when he began to whine and fuss a little. She was soothing him and caressing his back when she abruptly grabbed him up and hugged him tight in her arms. Another mother nearby had heard the infant sobbing and rushed over to assist.
Burton was taken aback when he realized the mama in question was a mama deer.
When the deer heard the baby sobbing, she mistook him for her own child. She started racing towards the deck to console the small boy, but she came to a halt when she saw Burton, and she was clearly perplexed. In a video of the interaction, Burton remarked, “This is my baby.”
The deer kept a close eye on Burton, realizing she’d made a mistake and that the baby wasn’t hers and didn’t require her assistance after all. Still, it was adorable to see the mother deer dash over to make sure everything was fine.
Burton said, “Hello, Mama.” “She believes you are her child.”
Even though the maternal deer’s assistance was not required, she was thoughtful in checking just in case – and there’s no doubt she is a good mother to her own deer youngsters.