A heart melting moment of nature and nurture were captured on video when a driver came upon a mother deer and her baby in the road and stopped. The startled doe started to run off, but her baby was frightened and dropped to the ground. The Washington state driver, Jessie Larson, was able to snag footage of the sweet moment when the mom returned to her little one.
What happened next will definitely move you to tears, as the mother deer bends down to check on her scared fawn lying in the road, sniffing her, then looks up to make sure the area is safe. She then nudges the little one and nuzzles the fawn as she starts to stand up, a bit uncertain, but is encouraged by her mother.
The baby wobbles to her feet and starts to slowly walk, still a bit shaken by the incident, with mom leading the way. Feeling safe again, she follows after her mother as the driver waits for them to make a safe exit from the road and back into the woods.
Jessie posted the video on Facebook where it got plenty of love and shares. She explained that she turned off her car and lights so that the deer wouldn’t be startled again as the mom assisted her fawn. She also noted: “And yes… I talk to the deer like they can hear me. I stopped filming so I could start my car and guide them off the road. All are safe and sound.”
Jessie told KIRO 7 News how the whole thing unfolded, explaining: “”I drove up slowly to see if they would go to the side of the road. Mama ran off, but baby dropped down right in the middle of the road! I honked once to see if she would move, but she was too scared. So, I turned off my car to let them have a moment to calm down. After a few seconds, Mama came out and encouraged baby to get up and walk. They went directly down the road, so I turned my car back on to make sure they would go off the side. I’m glad I did, the next thing to come around the corner was a service van!”
Among the many people who commented were those who gave Jessie big praise for her kindness, including comments such as: “Thank you for taking care of this little one and its mom! The world needs more people like you!” and “Oh my goodness, how wonderful of you to do this. So happy the little family is doing well.”
Others noted how the little one looked to be a newborn, with one commenter pointing out: “Baby only a few hours old by the looks of it. Thank you.”
While other commenters shared their own similar experiences, another person noted: “Such a sweet moment, the baby looks to be a newborn. I live in Bremerton and we have a lot of wildlife around here. Glad the driver was smart and kind.”