Kindness is one of those virtues that transcends species. It is what makes people more human and is proof of the fact that people still have some hope. This is a story of kindness and love, things that transcended appearances and species. As an act of kindness, a baby cow was given shelter by a family during a storm; now it reciprocates the same love towards them by not leaving their house.
Hurricane Harvey had been announced only a while back, and it was just beginning to start in all its fury when Tammy Canton’s family were finishing their preparations for the aftermath and the disaster itself.
It was then that her husband found a calf trying to swim against a strong current of water and trying to survive with all its might. Being the humane and nice people that they are, they brought it into their household because there was no way it could survive the storm on its own.
The calf, on being brought in, was seen to not be doing very well. Even after being wrapped in towels and warmed up in their laundry room, the calf was extremely sick and feverish. So much so, that the Cantons thought it wouldn’t make it through the night.
The Cantons had a dog Sealy, who had been adopted under similar circumstances, after being abandoned by her mother. The veterinarian consulted for the baby calf asked the Cantons to let Sealy into the laundry room and let her comfort the calf.
Sealy immediately cuddled and licked the calf all over and tried to comfort it. And wonder what it was, it seemed to work too.
The comforting friendship of Sealy along with the constant love and attention showered on it by the Cantons saw to it that the calf would make it through that and many such nights.
After the storm passed, the Cantons decided to adopt the calf too, because the bond they had shared during those trying times was not fragile at all.
So, the calf was adopted, but it needed a name too now didn’t it?
In remembrance of the storm that had brought them together and the storm that they had survived together, the calf was named Harveigh after the Hurricane Harvey.
Now she just refuses to even be let out of the house and chooses instead to spend her time bonding with Sealy and her other canine friends from all over the neighborhood.
Her antics have also found their way into social media with pages like the Dodo and the Pet Collective sharing her amazing story, which is just another testament to the fact that kindness and love know no boundaries and it sure as hell goes a long, long way, even in minute quantities.