Sometimes animals just know when something’s wrong. This seems to happen most often with loving pets, dogs or cats that have been in the family for years. But this is a different story. This cat had never met the man before but could tell he needed a cuddle. Prepare to have your heart warmed.
A New Zealand pensioner recently underwent surgery, and when he was released from the hospital he was happily recovering at home. However, a stranger’s cat decided that he needed some love, and gave him a snuggle to help him on his way.
My Dad is recovering from an operation. Mum went out and left a door slightly ajar.
My parents do not have a cat. pic.twitter.com/uuQdBMlKQY
— Andrew Falloon MP (@andrewfalloon) April 14, 2019
The adorable act was snapped by the patient’s wife and later tweeted by their son Andrew Falloon. Falloon is a Member of Parliament for Rangitata in New Zealand, who was understandably shocked. His parents don’t have a feline friend to call their own!
“Mum arrived home and found them cuddled up together on the couch,” he told Bored Panda. “She snapped the photo before waking Dad up. He was pretty surprised to find the cat curled up!”
Peoples’ Reaction To The Cute Cat
What was more surprising was the reception that the tweet gathered. People across the world loved the cute couple and shared it wildly.
“After Mum sent me the photo I popped it up on Twitter, thinking it might make a few people smile, but I never expected it would go so far. When I went to bed on Sunday night (New Zealand time) it had a couple of thousand views, when I woke up it was in the millions. Now it’s in the tens of millions.”
Many people responded with similar stories of their own.
That's how I ended up with my permanent 'lodger' pic.twitter.com/qGw1lcljJ5
— Ian Elstub (@ian_elstub) April 14, 2019-Advertisement-
Eventually, the mystery was solved, and the cat turned out to be their neighbour’s. What a heartwarming story of unconditional love and affection! And we all think cats are cold-hearted!
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