Donkey Cries Out With Joy Whenever He Sees His Favourite Person

by : Lucy Connolly on : 07 Sep 2020 17:29
Donkey Cries Out With Joy Whenever He Sees His Favourite Person_soph.xox._/TikTok

It’s a Monday, it’s grey and it’s miserable outside, which can mean only one thing: we need some cute animal content in our lives right this second.

Enter: Dominic the Donkey, who gets so excited whenever he sees his best friend that he cries out with joy and runs towards her to give her a cuddle.


A heartwarming video of Dominic doing exactly that went viral recently after being posted to social media, with the donkey seen running towards owner Sophie Hodgson with glee.

You can watch the pair reunite below:

@_soph.xox._Haven’t seen my boy in about a week, you could say he was excited 🥰 ##farm ##TodayILearned ##fyp ##foryoupage ##donkey ##buddy

♬ original sound – _soph.xox._


Admittedly, you can hear Dominic long before you see him in the footage, with the donkey’s squeals echoing from the next field as his owner shouts out: ‘Dom, Dom!’

‘Haven’t seen my boy in about a week,’ Sophie wrote in a caption alongside the TikTok video. ‘You could say he was excited.’

That much is clear, with the donkey’s love for Sophie obvious throughout the short clip, which saw her returning to the farm after spending a week away for business.

dominic the donkey_soph.xox._/TikTok

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The excitable donkey was rescued as a baby before Sophie and her family brought him to their family farm, with the animal receiving all the affection he needs on a daily basis.

‘He’s my best friend,’ Sophie told The Dodo. ‘We always spend time cuddling and wrestling, which is his favourite thing. I’m always just as excited to see him as he is me.’

She added:

He really shows how much animals can show compassion and soul and that every life is worth saving.

excited dominic the donkey_soph.xox._/TikTok

Now if you’ll just excuse me for a second, I think I’ve got something in my eye…

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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

Topics: Animals, Adorable, TikTok, Viral


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    Donkey Cries Out With Joy When He Sees His Favorite Person