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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Buffalo Whisperer

Now these photos are a sight for sore eyes. Instead of teens staring down at their digital devices, here's a shirtless boy having good old-fashioned fun with his BFFs (buffalo best friends).
image credit - Ghazali Kori
image credit - Mohd Nazri Sulaiman
14-year old Mohd Syukur from Terengganu, Malaysia, has become an internet sensation for his extraordinary bond with the cattle in his family's buffalo enclosure.
image credit - Dollah Dean
His unique interaction with the animals has attracted photographers from all over the world and even bagged an award for a local photographer in an international photography competition.
The winning entry by Mohd Nazri Sulaiman titled "Sharing Emotion"
"I am not proud that I became viral. I am just happy because people used to put my father down for working as a buffalo breeder. But today, I am happy to make my father proud and to be able to change people's perception towards what my father does for a living," he said when interviewed at his home in Kampung Banggol Katong.

31 comments:

  1. I love the boy's wisdom and humbleness.

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  2. This boy did just marvelous, we shouldn't be looking down on people, only weak people does that.
    The Glossychic
    Wonder Cottage

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  3. What a sweet boy he is! You can see the "love" between the buffalo and the boy!

    betty

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  4. wonderful life. I am jealous of.
    thank you for sharing a story and photos.
    have a great day

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  6. Beautiful photographs.. what a wonderful young boy!

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  7. How heartwarming to see. And yes, I bet his family are proud. What an achievement. Thanks for sharing this lovely story. It's so uplifting.

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  8. Wow! That is awesome! And it's pretty cool what he said. Thanks for sharing this! Pop on over to Amanda's Books and More if you'd like to link up: http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com/2019/01/what-our-3-big-kids-are-up-to-and-linky.html

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  9. That is so cool. Thanks for sharing it. #globalblogging

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  10. What a heartwarming post and photo :-)

    Have a cutetastic week :-)

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  11. Love this so much!!! But I'm not sure I could be as trusting around those large horns, lol. what a wonderful boy with a big heart! Hope your week is off to a good start :-)

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  12. How cool (and a bit scary!) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Oh wow, I didn't know about this, it's very heartwarming and I'm going to have to learn more about this kid. And yeah, a photo op for sure. I kind of like that photogs are hungry enough for a good shot that they'd seek him out but hope it doesn't interfere with him, his family or the herd.

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  14. Veronica,

    Amazing. I wouldn't want to be best buds with buffalo, just look at those horns? That's really scary. It wouldn't take a blink of an eye for something to go wrong even accidentally. Where the kid is comfortable I am not but I did enjoy reading his humble appreciation for what dad's livelihood as a cattleman. A lot of kids can learn from this young boy's humbleness where so many acted privileged with spoiled, self-centered attitudes. They have no clue how good they have it. It's really so sad. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Touching photos - so sweet - and the love is easily seen.

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  16. Wonderful photos! The boy obviously has a great love for those buffalo.

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  17. How delightful. I love seeing kids doing something wonderful. I love it that he's proud of his father.

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    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  18. Lovely photos. The young boy has wisdom beyond his years.
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  19. Good Morning my friend! Love, love, love your story! It's so pleasant to read about something good/happy instead of borders & people cold & hungry or even street people having no where to go & police being shot & killed. Our world is in turmoil right now that it almost makes me feel the Apocalypse is upon us. When I read THIS story it put a smile on my face & warmed my heart. Thank you my friend. Thank you. This is a most wonderful story & Post! HUGS Have a great day!

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  20. What a wonderful sight! Gives one hope for the future.

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  21. Wow. I never would have expected to see anything like that!
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  22. Those photos are just amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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  23. wow, these are incredible images and I love how he is among them, there is trust there.
    Thank you for sharing over at Words that Inspire this week

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  24. that's really cool that his father can now be proud of what he does through his son. I'm glad this little boy is getting all this attention because the bond is beautiful and so are the photos. Thanks for linking up with us at #OMHGWW!

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  25. This is excellent. Well done to the boy for sticking up for his dad and making him proud x #ThatFridayLinky

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  26. Fab read Thanks for linking to #Thatfridaylinky hope to see you next week awesome photos

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  27. These photos are absolutely amazing! #GlobalBlogging

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  28. these photos are incredible indeed. I love the 'stories' these photos tell us

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  29. Wow! those photos are amazing. So is the kid. I love what he said, he had always been proud of his dad but other's weren't and so this was a great opportunity to see his dad's work as a good thing.

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