Farmer finds newborn calf freezing in the snow — and saves his life with a hot tub


This man has so much love in his heart. He saved a living creature. God bless him.

Just like humans, many animals are susceptible to the dangers of the cold weather. They can experience things like frostbite and hypothermia, which is why it’s always inspiring when humans go out of their way to keep them warm.

Dean Gangwer raises cattle on his farm in Rossville, Indiana. One cold morning in 2015, Dean discovered an unexpected new addition to his farm.

One of his cows had given birth without him realizing in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, she had delivered her baby calf onto a pile of snow, and the newborn was now freezing.

Dean could see the calf was barely breathing and couldn’t keep his eyes open. He raced the cow to his home to try to save its life.

Drawing from his cattle experience, he knew he needed to get the calf in a hot bath… and Dean happened to have the perfect cow-sized bath ready to go: his hot tub!

After that relaxing jacuzzi session, the farmer wrapped his calf in warm heated blankets.

He named the calf Leroy. Soon, the cow’s body temperature returned to normal, and he was ready to join the herd.

It was a kind and quick-thinking idea to save this little cow’s life, but this farmer says sharing his hot tub with the cows won’t to be a regular thing.

To spontaneously care for other creatures is natural. Feelings of empathy are pleasing. Yet there is a disconnect when one goes to eat meat, folks no longer see the living being. Mass production of meat, like at factory farms, kills not only the innocent creatures, but our own souls too.

Thank you to this quick-thinking farmer for saving this calf’s life! Share this inspiring story!

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