4-Year-Old Boy Returns from Woods with Deer Friend

by Will Shepard

In Virginia, a family got the shock of a lifetime when a four-year-old boy came back from a romp in the woods. Dominic showed up to his house’s porch with a deer right next to him.

The little boy was playing outside, when a deer came up to him. Although Dominic’s vocabulary isn’t perfect yet, he did his best to explain the situation to his mom.

He tells his mom that he was just playing in the woods when he found a playmate. But the deer didn’t leave the little kid after he started walking back to his house.

Even though Dominic didn’t say much to his mom, he looked intrigued about the situation. Stephanie Brown says that both her son and the deer looked a little afraid of one another.

“I was in shock. I was like, ‘No way. My mind is playing games with me.'”

A Four-Year-Old Comes Home With a Deer

This is one of those situations that seem like a dream or something that could only happen in a fictional book. It also seems like it could be the beginning of a Disney movie.

Dominic was also wearing his Rudolph the Res-Nosed Reindeer pajamas during the entire exchange with the deer. While on the porch, the two stand in front of the camera, neither wanting the moment to end.

Brown explains the moment her son had with the deer and what was going on in her mind. She explains just how surreal the entire thing was for her.

“I remember I went back into the kitchen, and I was getting something out of the refrigerator. And I peep my head around because I heard him, kind of like, wiping his little boots on the mat. I was like, ‘OK, he’s getting ready to come in.’ So, I turn my head, and there it is. It’s, like, a little baby deer, and him. Like, it wasn’t anything strange for him. It was really weird.”

She further explains how the two showed up at the door at the same time, mimicking each other’s movements. Additionally, she says that her son named the deer “Flash.”

While a dog is supposedly man’s best friend, this little boy has found his best friend in a deer. Perhaps the two will even learn how to play fetch together.

[H/T ABC News Richmond]