The video of their reunion melted my heart – it’s beautiful to see how moved the mom is.
One day, Uncle Neil’s Home, an agricultural sanctuary in Bridgeton, New Jersey, received a call from a nearby dairy farm.
The farmer told the sanctuary staff that one of their cows was no longer producing milk.
The farmer wondered if the sanctuary would accept the cow in question and her calf.
The answer was yes, no hesitation necessary.
Luna, the adult cow, had lived on the farm for 10 years, producing milk for babies taken from her. It must have been a heartbreaking experience for her.
However, she now had Violet, her baby whom she could not feed.
According to the farm staff, Luna had stopped producing milk lately and therefore was useless to them.
So when Uncle Neil’s house welcomed her to their farm, they didn’t expect her to breastfeed her baby, Violet.
“The most amazing thing happened,” said Rian Fieldman, founder of the sanctuary.
When Luna arrived at the sanctuary, she began to produce enough milk for Violet.
So Violet started breastfeeding, even though we were told she wouldn’t be able to.
But just two weeks later, Violet started showing “severe respiratory symptoms” and she had to be taken to the vet.
The diagnosis was severe pneumonia and the vet was not very optimistic.
They didn’t think she had a chance of surviving, which was absolutely devastating to hear,” Fieldman recalled.