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Iowa farmer takes his pet CALF to Dairy Queen for ice cream in viral video

A farmer has turned his pet calf into a bonafide TikTok star after taking his bovine ‘best friend’ to the Dairy Queen for some ice cream. 

Mason Corkery, 29, from Jesup, Iowa, loaded seven-month-old Gucci into the back of his pickup truck for an afternoon treat about a month ago. When he posted the heartwarming footage on his TikTok account, @iowacholodoc, last week, it blew up. 

‘It just kind of took off. I wasn’t expecting it at all,’ he told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier of the viral video, which has been viewed more than eight million times and helped double his followers. 

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Amazing: Mason Corkery, 29, from Jesup, Iowa, loaded his seven-month-old calf, Gucci, into the back of his pickup truck to take him to Dairy Queen about a month ago

Popular: When he posted the heartwarming footage of Gucci eating his ice cream on his TikTok account last week, it went viral, earning more than eight million views

Popular: When he posted the heartwarming footage of Gucci eating his ice cream on his TikTok account last week, it went viral, earning more than eight million views

The TikTok begins with a shot of Gucci sticking his head out of the window as Corkery drives them to their local Dairy Queen.

‘We are almost there,’ he assures the cow as they wait in the drive-thru line. 

Gucci’s head is poking between the two front seats as Corkery orders him the Dairy Queen’s version of a ‘pup cup’ — a small amount of vanilla soft-serve ice cream that is typically for dogs. 

While the worker’s facial reaction wasn’t caught on camera, it’s probably safe to say she was surprised to see a cow in the truck.

The calf affectionately licks the farmer’s face and ears as they wait for their order, which he wastes no time digging into. 

Cow kisses: The video shows Gucci in the backseat of Corkery's truck with his head sticking between the two front seats as they sit in the Dairy Queen drive-thru

Cow kisses: The video shows Gucci in the backseat of Corkery's truck with his head sticking between the two front seats as they sit in the Dairy Queen drive-thru

Cow kisses: The video shows Gucci in the backseat of Corkery’s truck with his head sticking between the two front seats as they sit in the Dairy Queen drive-thru

Sharing is caring! At one point, the farmer tilted his head to slurp up some of the ice cream falling down the side of the cup, preventing it from spilling in his car

Sharing is caring! At one point, the farmer tilted his head to slurp up some of the ice cream falling down the side of the cup, preventing it from spilling in his car

Corkery holds the small cup of ice cream in his hand so Gucci can eat it on their drive home. 

‘You’re going to town on that thing, man. Look at you go,’ he says, laughing. ‘Yeah, Gucci, get it, man! Yeah, you party animal.’ 

The TikToker then tilts his head to slurp up some of the ice cream falling down the side of the cup, preventing it from spilling in his car.  

The video has received millions of likes and more than 23,000 comments from fans who can’t get enough of Corkery’s close bond with Gucci.  

‘How you return ice cream back to its rightful owner,’ one person wrote, while another gushed: ‘I love this… I love it more that the cow is happily enjoying ice cream… which cows help make… enjoying the fruits of their labor. 

Cruising: Gucci happily stuck his head out the backseat of the truck on the drive to the Dairy Queen

Cruising: Gucci happily stuck his head out the backseat of the truck on the drive to the Dairy Queen

Co-pilot: The calf loves going for rides in Corkery's truck and stands in the backseat

Co-pilot: The calf loves going for rides in Corkery’s truck and stands in the backseat 

Helping hand: Corkery's entire TikTok account is dedicated to Gucci and his hijinks, and in one clip, he demonstrates how he has to heave the cow into the backseat of his truck

Helping hand: Corkery's entire TikTok account is dedicated to Gucci and his hijinks, and in one clip, he demonstrates how he has to heave the cow into the backseat of his truck

Helping hand: Corkery’s entire TikTok account is dedicated to Gucci and his hijinks, and in one clip, he demonstrates how he has to heave the cow into the backseat of his truck

‘Why does this feel like cannibalism even though it’s not? someone else joked. 

Corkery’s entire TikTok account is dedicated to Gucci and his hijinks, and in one clip, he demonstrates how he has to heave the cow into the backseat of his truck when they go for rides. 

Another shows him opening up about how he and Gucci became so close, explaining he helped nurse the calf back to health after he was born.   

‘Gucci showed up to my barn as a premature twin, him and his sister. I was raising both of them. His sister, unfortunately, passed away, so I took it upon myself to take Gucci out of his pen every single day,’ he explains. ‘

‘We hung out, and we mixed up the milk for the rest of the calves. So that happened almost every day for three months, and we just became best friends ever since. He’s great. I love him to death.’ 

Corkery relocated Gucci to his parents’ farm when he was just one month old and visits him biweekly, the WCF Courier reported. 

Chowing down: Meatless spaghetti is one of Gucci's favorite foods, and Corkery recently shared a video of him slurping up a plate of pasta

Chowing down: Meatless spaghetti is one of Gucci's favorite foods, and Corkery recently shared a video of him slurping up a plate of pasta

Chowing down: Meatless spaghetti is one of Gucci’s favorite foods, and Corkery recently shared a video of him slurping up a plate of pasta

Looking for a boost? In a more recent video, the Bovine is seen sipping on a Red Bull

Looking for a boost? In a more recent video, the Bovine is seen sipping on a Red Bull

‘I know when he can hear me because I have a collar on him with a big cowbell, so if I call his name and his head jerks, I know he’s looking for me,’ he said.

He named the calf Gucci after the designer label because he wanted ‘something fancy — he’s not an ordinary cow.’ 

The TikTok famous calf loves chowing down on his favorite foods, which include donuts, apples, spaghetti, and pizza — meatless, of course. In a recent video, he is even seen slurping a Red Bull. 

A number of fans have asked Corkery to take Gucci to the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, which has a cow mascot that encourages customers to ‘Eat mor chikin.’ 

The farmer announced in his latest video that he will be taking Gucci for lunch there this Saturday to the delight of his nearly 222,00 followers.   

‘I might as well. I can’t fit him in the back of my truck after this,’ he told the WCF Courier of the calf that now weighs several hundred pounds. 


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