Eleanor Scholz can’t stop thinking about a bewildered trail runner she encountered while hiking alone in France. Her delightful yet puzzling encounter is enchanting millions of viewers as well after she posted the video to social media.
Scholz captioned the clip on Instagram and TikTok proclaiming it, “One if the best things I’ve seen.”
In the clip the jogger is coming down the trail towards Scholz with a few hundred sheep following behind her!
@ele_anormousOne if the best things I’ve seen. Do you think theyre still chasing her?? 🏃🏻♀️🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑 Originally posted on my instagram @elea_gram and it went viral!! Over 14 millions views and counting♬ I Will Follow You – Rick Nelson
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As Scholz explains in the video’s captions, the runner stopped to tell her what was going on. As the runner recounted the story of her unexpected entourage the sheep all stood patiently by waiting for their new leader’s instructions.
The runner explained to Scholz that she believed the sheep were lost and when they saw her run by they decided to follow her. It appears the sheep needed a leader and picked her!
The runner told her that she planned on leading the sheep back to the the area with some pastures where they first began to follow her.
As soon as the woman began running again, the sheep all began to follow her again. “She’s a shepherdess now,” Schotz jokingly wrote on Instagram.
Yet Scholtz wondered, “Do you think they’re still chasing her?”