With only their imaginations, children may invent the most intriguing stories. But growing up on a farm provides you with a lot of interesting stuff to work with!
Olan is a charming young man from Alabama who loves to tell stories. His family lives on a tiny farm in a rural region; therefore, his stories can be a little “wild” in character.
Fortunately, Olan’s parents record some of his inventive stories and post them on their YouTube channel, “The Real Wild Thornberrys.” While each one is entertaining to listen to (particularly with his lovely voice), one video, in particular, is winning hearts.
Prepare to be entertained by two-year-old Olan’s story about a cow…
Mom assisted him in getting started.
Gatlin and Maegan Thornberry, Olan’s parents, are sitting next to him. They know that their son has a very vivid imagination.”I need you to tell me about the cow,” Mom adds as she films him.
That’s all it takes to get Olan’s wheels going! He quickly says, “Oh,” and then launches into a narrative about riding a cow.
This youngster appears to understand what he’s saying.
According to the child, he saddled the “small cow” and began riding it. But, because the animal refused to settle down, he was forced to confine it. But that’s not all…
“But what did the cow do to you?” Mum inquires. Olan’s response:
“He snubbed me!”
Olan’s accent adds to the enjoyment of his cow story.
The toddler’s Southern drawl adds the finishing touch to his wacky story! The following information on “the drawl” is provided by Babbel Magazine:
“What most people refer to as the “Southern drawl” is due to the length of the vowels. The vowel is frequently diphthongized, which means it is broken into two syllables. This may be heard in several words, such as “here” as hee-yur or “red” as ray-ehd. Consider Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump.”
Mom and Dad would like to hear another cow story.
They try to get Olan to explain something a cow did to his foot. But he’s not having it! The child is preoccupied with the “small cow who bucked him off” narrative, which means they’ll have to wait till the next time.
The video is so valuable that it has received over 449,900 views on YouTube.
According to the description:
“…little 2-year-old Olan is telling a story about a time he was bucked off a cow. We are trying to get him to tell a different story about a cow licking his foot and eating his shoe, but as you see in the video, he has other plans! This youngster is incredibly clever, imaginative, and enjoys telling stories.”
Olan has won over hearts all across the internet, with YouTube users writing things like:
“OMG! This is the prettiest little child I’ve ever seen… I adore this video! It makes me happy!”
Someone else wrote:
“I’ve seen this 10,000 times!” I have it on hand for bad days. He’s really gorgeous!”
Olan’s inventiveness shines through from start to finish.
When you think the video can’t get much better, he closes it by saying:
“Like how biker bucked me off yesterday…”
Something tells me that this youngster will be a novelist one day! Until then, congratulations to Mom and Dad for nurturing their son’s wonderful imagination and storytelling skills. Who knows what he’ll think of next?
To hear Olan’s cow story for yourself, watch the video below!