Enjoy the sweetest “timeline cleanser” you’ll see today as this loving cow is lulled to sleep by her owner’s peaceful rendition of “Hallelujah.”
Need an extra ounce of happiness today? Before you get any bright ideas, watch this.
Currently, a young farmer and her cow are going viral on Twitter for the sweetest reason. Posted as a “timeline cleanser” by @buitengebieden_, the video shows an unnamed woman performing a lullaby-esque rendition of “Hallelujah” to her cow. As she sings and plays acoustic guitar, the cow, who we can only assume is hers, falls asleep gently and peacefully into her lap. It’s every bit as adorable as it sounds.
“This deserves a million likes,” the video of the two ladies is captioned. Give this little slice o’ heaven a watch below, and love cows a little more than you already did:
Sweet Cow Falls Asleep to ‘Hallelujah’
And before you go revoking our bovine cards: this does appear to be a female cow! The species we commonly know as the black & white blotched “dairy cows” are actually Holstein Friesians cows. Both the males and females of this species are naturally born with horns. A female cow, or heifer’s, horns are smaller, and most lady bovines have a far more gentle disposition – like this lovely lady above.
The species originates in the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, as well as Northern Germany. As their common occupation implies, Holsteins are the highest-producing dairy animals worldwide.
As for “Hallelujah”…
What a timeless song. “Hallelujah” is a famous “secular hymn” by legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. In it’s first form, it saw release as part of his Various Positions album in 1984. While the song would make relatively little headway for Cohen initially, it would later find popular acclaim through John Cale’s cover. Once Jeff Buckley got ahold of the song, however, it reached entirely new heights.
Now, millennials the world over know “Hallelujah” through its prominent placing in 2001’s animated hit: Shrek. The film gave “Hallelujah” broad new wings and has since been featured in countless film and television soundtracks. To date, there are over 300 versions of the song. As such, it is now the song version of a “household name.”
“Hallelujah” would receive another modern resurgence in 2016 after the death of its creator, Leonard Cohen. Most recently, Leonard Cohen’s estate explored legal options after his famous song, “Hallelujah,” was used at the Republican National Convention.