MASSANUTTEN, Va (WRIC) — A photo of a four-year-old Virginia boy smiling next to a baby deer is nothing short of ‘adeerable.’
The boy’s mother, Stephanie Brown, says she was stunned on the front porch yesterday morning to see her son with his new, furry friend.
“I couldn’t even tell you, I was in shock. I was like, ‘No way. My mind is playing games with me,”” Brown told 8News Wednesday
Young Dominic became an animal whisperer–the pajamas with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer possibly attracted the small creature.
Brown’s family said they were preparing to return home to Virginia’s Northern Neck after a short getaway near Shenandoah National Park.
That’s when Dominic made the discovery in the woods.
“On one of my trips I remember I went back in to the kitchen, and I was getting something out of the refrigerator, and I peep my head around because I heard him kind of wiping his little boots on the mat,” Brown said.
“I was like ‘OK, he’s getting ready to come in.’ So I turn my head and there it is. It’s like a little baby deer, and him.” “Like, it wasn’t anything strange for him. It was really weird,” she said.
Brown posted the photo on her Facebook page Tuesday morning, and garnished 10,000 post shares as of Wednesday evening.
Brown’s quick-thinking, and careful execution, grabbed the moment on camera.
“I did not move my eyes off of them. And I’m just like whipping it [my cell phone] out slowly, and boom,” she said.
Without hesitation Dominic picked a name, “Flash,” the superhero; an unintended metaphor of the pair’s brief encounter.