Who says cats can’t cheer us up and add a little spark into our lives? My feline friends do it all the time, and I’m not the only one.
This older woman was feeling lonely, sitting near a pond all by herself, but when she saw the stranger’s white cat, everything changed.
“She saw Darwin and lit right up. Right away, she was his friend.”
At the time, Darwin was a 17-year-old cat. Maybe he was old, but his loving spirit was very young. He was so sweet that he made everyone around him happy.
One of those people was Lida, an 85-year-old woman from Uzbekistan. Kellen, Darwin’s owner, shared a heartwarming story that happened one day in a park.
Darwin enjoyed being outdoors, so Kellen would often take him for walks in the park. But one day, as they were walking, Kellen noticed an older woman in the park. The woman was alone, and she seemed withdrawn.
But, the moment this woman noticed Darwin, her mood changed. Kellen said that she lit up the minute she saw Darwin. She continued:
“I told her she could come over and pet him, so she got up, just about as steady as Darwin is, came over and sat with him. Right away, she was his friend. “
Lid struggled to speak in English, but she had a story to share with Kellen. She started talking about a beloved pet that had passed away. Kellen said:
“She told me about her cat that died at 12, how beautiful he had been, and how she missed him.”
Kellen watched as Lida and Darwin played happily together, like old friends. At that moment, it seemed like Lida was transforming into her younger self again. Darwin really brought out the best in her. Kellen continued:
“I was trying to choke back a lump in my throat the entire time she was with us. Interacting with Darwin, she really shone.”
Maybe these moments didn’t seem special from a distance, but Kellen could feel their connection. She realized that Darwin had arrived in this woman’s life at the perfect time.
Kellen was very proud of her white furry angel and his ability to bring joy to people’s lives. After that encounter, Lida was no longer a stranger to them, and they decided to stay in touch. Kellen said:
“There’s something truly magical about him. I hope others get to know Darwin and know there is truly good in the world – sometimes it just happens to wear fur and not flesh.”
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