Through her TikTok account, @dairygoatmother, Laurie Cuevas has given the world a glimpse into life on the farm in Cheshire with her father, Fred Balawender, and his "favorite child," a 6-foot-5-inch tall, 3,000 pound ox named Tommy.

Cuevas’ videos have racked up millions of likes on TikTok, and has made Balawender and Tommy a source of joy for people around the globe.

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Stephanie Zollshan has been a photojournalist for The Berkshire Eagle since 2011. She is a Boston University graduate whose work has been featured in publications around the world. Stephanie can be reached at