THIS is the heart-wrenching moment an animal-loving boy pleads for his mother to spare a chicken that she was planning on preparing for lunch, according to The Sun. Although the bird is already plucked, dead and placed on a chopping board, the cute little lad, named Vitor, tenderly places his hand over the deceased chicken and begs his mum not to cook it.
In the video, which has now been viewed over a whopping three million times on Facebook, the sensitive tyke is heard saying “no mummy” when his mother tells him she plans on cutting up the chicken. When the mum questions the little lad, he replies: “Leave her alone”.
Vitor won’t accept that the chicken is already dead, and he doesn’t seem to care for his mother’s explanations of the chicken already being dead and with a look of deep concern he tells her: “I’m telling you not to cut her”. His mum replies: “Look at her now, she doesn’t have wings. I already cut her wings.”
“But where is her head?” asks Vitor. When she tells him that she has already thrown it away, he looks crestfallen and asks her “why?” Visibly fighting back tears, Vitor looks sadly down at the chicken, strokes it and asks: “Why did you have to throw her head away?”
As the conversation continues the mum carries on insisting that the chicken needs to be eaten, and little Vitor even tries to grab the headless poultry and take it away. When his mum pulls it back, Vitor starts crying, pleading: “You shouldn’t cut her”.
She replies: “Oh Vitor, are you going to take care of her? But how are you going to do it? She doesn’t have a head.” Vitor, now crying hysterically holds his hand over it again, insisting: “I will take care of her.” His mum replies: “Oh my god. Mummy will buy you a chicken. Do you want one?”
The little lad tells her he does, and the his mum asks him what she will do about lunch without the chicken, suggesting that she cuts the chicken and gives him another one later. However, defiant Vitor is having none of it and places both hands over the chicken before exclaiming: “I don’t want you to take the chicken away from me.”
The mum finally surrenders to her son, conceding: “Okay, I won’t.”