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Adorable 2-year-old “country baby” conquers the internet

Bebê Campeiro Oficial Heitor Borges

Bebê Campeiro Oficial | Heitor Borges / Instagram

Heitor Borges, o "Bebê Campeiro"

Francisco Veneto - published on 08/19/23

Photos of him playing, praying, and carrying around his beloved rooster have earned him nearly a million followers.

Heitor Borges is 2 years old and his best friend is a rooster named Tatá. He lives in Joinville, in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. This little boy is delighting the internet with his adventures through an Instagram account called “country baby” (“bebê campeiro”).

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Praying and playing

One of the posts shared by the little boy’s mother, Karoline, shows Heitor on his knees in front of a little shrine where a small statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and another of Our Lady of Aparecida (the patroness of Brazil) are on display. In the caption to this photo, Heitor’s mother wishes us all a “great and blessed week,” while the page’s followers respond with phrases like these:

“This boy is an instrument of God.”

“What a blessed son! God protect him from all the evil in this world.”

“What a blessing, a little angel praying to the Mother of Heaven.”

Another video shared on the profile shows us the family visiting the monumental statue of Jesus in Cândido de Abreu (with Heitor carrying his rooster, of course).

“On our visit to Cândido de Abreu, we couldn’t leave out stopping by the Hill of Christ,” the caption reads.

In fact, seeing the “country baby” playing innocently with the animals on the farm (and even kissing them) seems to inspire many of the page’s followers to think of spiritual realities. One of the many religious comments recalls the prayer attributed to St. Francis:

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, may I bring love. Where there is offense, may I bring forgiveness. Where there is discord, may I bring unity.”

Without further ado, be enchanted by the innocence of little Heitor:

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