This photo of a boy napping with his cow is viral and it’s exactly what America needs right now

This is the story America needs right now.

Amidst all the hatred and violence besieging our nation, it’s nice to remember a simpler, purer time.

Perhaps that is why a photograph of a boy taking a nap with his cow at the Iowa State Fair has gone viral now.

Photo by Jeremy Miner

“She likes to lay down quite a bit,” Mitchell Miner, 15, told the Des Moines Register in an interview Monday. “I don’t really understand the bond with my animal either. She just enjoys my company.”

Miner and his cow got up at 3 a.m. on show day to compete. After many long days of preparation, and after placing fifth in the competition the pair were both exhausted.

“I was asleep. I think she was, too,” he said.

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His father, Jeremy, noticed the boy and his cow, named Audri, and shared it on Facebook where it gained over 21,000 “Facebook reactions” and more than 1,500 shares.

Our son Mitchell and his heifer after showing yesterday.

Posted by Jeremy Miner on Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mitchell’s mother, Laura Miner, said Audri is on loan for the summer and, after September, will head back to her year round home on a dairy farm.

Jeremy Miner told the Register that both she and her husband were raised on farms, and are the first generation in their respective families to live outside of one.

“We learned a lot from the farm,” the elder Miner said. “We have those values instilled in us and we are trying to do what we can to preserve that.”

Facebook users adored the photo.

Some because they believe this is the type of story the nation is yearning for in these troubled times.

“I absolutely adore this. We need moments like this in light of all that is going on in the world. This is so good and real,” one user, named Senter Kathie, wrote.

“Norman Rockwell would have loved this! Truly American life at its best. Thanks for the pic. Wished the news would tell good stories instead of agitating people and causing division,” Debra Watkins added.

Others because it brought back fond memories.

“Remember and miss those days,” Connie Becker Clark wrote.

“I remember those day! Exhausting! I was in 4-H myself and then was community leader of a club for 10 years. An excellent program,” a user named Sharon Gray said.

No matter what the reason, the photo is making a lot of people smile.

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