A man by the name of Richard Herrmann, who hails from Oregon, has been learning how to play the saxophone for about seven months and is getting better each and every day. And while he does not often get the opportunity to play for an audience, when he and his wife were out on a run together — they came up with a great idea.
“My wife and I run together past the field occasionally,” Herrmann told The Dodo. “The cows always seem curious. I asked my wife, ‘I wonder if they would come if I played the saxophone?’ She said, ‘Let’s try it.’”
There are videos across the internet of folks playing music for animals and Herrmann decided it was his turn to give it a try. Both he and his wife drove out to the field, got out of the car and Herrmann got into position.
“Actually, this is my first audition for a live audience,” Herrmann said to the camera as his wife began to record. “Let’s see how it goes!”
Hermann decided to kick things off with “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder — and right when he began to play, all of the cows in the field halted and gave their attention to Herrmann.
“They were walking one direction and when I started to play, you could see them freeze for a few seconds and then started walking over to the fence where I was,” Herrmann said.
And before long, every single cow in the field was rushing to the fence like they were at a rock concert – pushing past each other to get as close to the music as possible. After his first song, Herrmann went on to play “Careless Whisper” by George Michael and “Tequila” by The Champs.
The cows were entranced each time he played.
“I thought they might come over, but I wasn’t sure,” Herrmann said.
After viewing the videos, Herrmann’s daughter wanted to share them online — and the world quickly fell in love with the frontman-dad and his adoring audience.
One could say they were moo-ved by his music!