Boy Says Deer Are His “Best Friends”— Has Adorable Meltdown When It’s Time To Go Home.

Leave it up to children to make friends with just about anything — from imaginary people to inanimate objects, our kids feel an intense kinship with odd things… Which is exactly why we shouldn’t be surprised by who the little boy in the video below considers his best friends.

His parents had taken him to a deer sanctuary, but unfortunately, when it came time to go, reality set in for little Carson.

He had to leave his friends behind.


The video opens with Carson gently patting one buck’s antlers. His dad asks, “Carson, why are you so sad?” Too emotional to give a coherent answer, the little boy responds, “Just because.”

Dad takes a wild guess at the real reason, “Because you love the deer?”  Carson nods and admits, “I wanna keep him.”


When his father pushes for more information, “Is he your best friend,” the truth comes out. Yes, indeed the deer he’s patting is one of his best friends, but he has many others at the sanctuary.

“Well, actually, I have four best friends … this one, this one, this one, and the one way back!” (He lets out an adorable cry on that last one.)

And as if we hadn’t already fallen head over heels for cute Carson, he remembers three other deer he left out of his best friend group. *Swoon*

Watch Carson’s adorable video below admitting his affection for his furry friends. Share to spread some love today.

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