Va. farm seeks volunteers to cuddle goats, receives overwhelming response

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Late last week a Virginia farm posted an online advertisement saying it needed volunteers to cuddle and bottle-feed their newborn baby goats.

Since then, Caromont Farm has been flooded with applicants.

“We have had such an overwhelming response to our call for goat snugglers, you guys are awesome! Unfortunately, we could not fit all of you on to our volunteer schedule,” the farm said on its now defunct Facebook page.

According to NBC29, Caromont Farm specializes in making goat cheese, so the farmers have to start milking the mothers 24-hours after the kids are born.

The farm needed volunteers because the kids have to be bottle-fed four times per day. The selected volunteers will be playing and snuggling with the kids from the beginning of next month until mid-March, according to the farm’s ad.

Because the Internet went crazy over these cute goats wrapped in tiny sweaters, Caromont Farm has decided to host a “Goatapalooza” on April 3 for anyone, “who would still like to come get some goat love in.”

Doors will be open from noon until 4 p.m.

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