We've all heard of emotional support animals, and may have even seen one on a flight. Most of us have probably seen them in grocery stores as well.
But who would have thought they'd see an emotional support cow, and on the newest season of The Bachelor, no less?
Monday night was the first episode of this season's The Bachelor, starring Peter Weber as the Bachelor, which meant it was time for all of the Bachelor contestants to make their big entrance. The point of this episode is not only to be introduced to the audience, but essentially to make some kind of scene, so the Bachelor remembers you out of the long line of contestants.
And what better way to make a big entrance than to pull up to the Bachelor mansion with your giant, supportive animal?
Enter Jenna, dressed beautifully like all of the other contestants, but in her company is a large, brown, farm cow. She introduces her cow as Ashley P. and says that she is her emotional support cow.
did someone really just waltz into the bachelor with an emotional support cow? #TheBachelor https://t.co/I8hdzLUWIZ— alexis cornhill (@alexis cornhill)1578361479.0
When Peter greets the cow, Jenna leaves Ashley P. with him and goes into the Bachelor mansion like it's no big deal.
Talk about an interesting way of getting a guy to chase you down later! Peter will have to bring Ashley P. back to Jenna at some point, won't he?
Some viewers are definitely appreciating the hilarity of the surprise guest.
Her: here’s my emotional support cow I figured you’d be a little nervous (leaves the cow w/ Peter & walks into hous… https://t.co/bySFu1hOlx— leena🌺 (@leena🌺)1578361876.0
There’s an emotional support cow named Ashley. I quit. #TheBachelor— Ashley Bohle (@Ashley Bohle)1578361374.0
Nobody: Absolutely Nobody: Not one person: Emotional support cow. #TheBachelor— Jessica (@Jessica)1578361404.0
This girl brought her cow😂😂 y’all I’m screaming!😂😂😂#TheBachelor— T (@T)1578361327.0
grateful for the emotional support cow representation in this season of the bachelor— Bex 🦙 (@Bex 🦙)1578361521.0
As it turns out, though, fans of The Bachelor are living for this cow right now, and if Ashley P. makes a swift exit, there's sure to be an emotional rally against it.
Ashley P isn’t the contestant we want she’s the contestant we need. #bachelor https://t.co/3fLef9B84n— Jenna DeMoulin (@Jenna DeMoulin)1578361558.0
It seems a lot of people would be really happy if Peter chose Ashley P. as his winning lady.
Peter: I think I met my wife tonight. Ashley P: #TheBachelor https://t.co/LHB4WMAfi2— Bachelor Bishes (@Bachelor Bishes)1578363716.0
Ashley P, the emotional support cow, has a 99.7% of taking home the first impression rose, and a 93.2% chance of ge… https://t.co/xgMlESAi8h— Britni (@Britni)1578361522.0
Peter looking at the emotional support cow like... #TheBachelor https://t.co/GLvTvYq5Ao— Taylir🌻 (@Taylir🌻)1578361427.0
What an interesting and memorable way to launch the latest season of The Bachelor.
Surely the new, fuzzy cast member will encourage some new viewers to join the audience, not to mention staying power for the fans who have been watching for years and are probably ready for something a little bit different.