After the Atma Nirbhar Bull, there is another bull that is making the headlines. ‘Manjamalai’ a Temple Bull that chased a Lorry for a kilometer just because he couldn’t bear the separation from a friend. We are not making this up, a Bull in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai on Monday chased a vehicle, which was carrying a cow. This wasn’t a bravery act triggered by love at first sight, the bull and cow had a history.
Both ‘Manjamalai’ – the bull and ‘Laxmi’ – the cow were raised by ‘Manikandan’ who is resident of Palamendu, Madurai. Both of them have lived together for years until they were separated this Monday. The owner of the two bovines was struggling with financial problems due to the lockdown, because of which he had to take the drastic measure of selling his cow. When the Bull witnessed her friend being taken away, he tried to stop it. When he couldn’t and the cow was shifted to the lorry, he didn’t give up and chased the lorry for an hour until he lost it.
The incident of this dramatic chase made it to social media and people were eager to offer help. Thankfully Tamil Nadu’s Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselva,’s son O. Jayapradeep was one of them. He took immediate action by extending by paying Laxmi’s Buyer the entire cost incurred in this purchase. After all the payments were made, the cow was donated to the temple. Laxmi was reunited with Manjamalai and the euphoria of the two bovines was beyond what words can describe. More and more people are donating to the temple to help the two love birds stick together. Seems like, the two finally got their happy ending. Turns out Social media when used for the right causes isn’t that bad after all.