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Heartwarming photo shows cow and boy nap at Iowa State Fair

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WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — A heartwarming photo shows a boy and his cow cuddled up, sleeping together at the Iowa State Fair.

Mitchell Miner and his heifer, Audri, spent weeks preparing for the Iowa State Fair’s youth dairy cattle show, according to the Des Moines Register. As preparation, he led, bathed, clipped and walked Audri nonstop leading up to the competition.

On the day of the contest, Miner woke up at 3 a.m. — the third morning in a row that Miner had gotten up early.

In the end, Audri placed fifth out of seven contestants. So after weeks of hard work, the duo rewarded themselves with the nap.

“She likes to lay down quite a bit,” Miner said. “She just enjoys my company.”

Mitchell’s father, Jeremy Miner, saw them napping and snapped a few photos for Facebook.

The now viral picture has more than 21,000 likes and 1,600 shares.