Adopting an animal from a shelter might be the most humble thing ever. Many of the loving souls who found themselves there are either strays who experienced a tough life on the streets, or abandoned by their owners who believed they were no longer worth taking care of.
When a teen named Max and his mother Erin Nimrischter adopted a black cat from a shelter, little did they know they would get the best friend for life and someone who would love them unconditionally.
This especially came as a surprise because cats are believed to be more independent animals who don’t get attached to humans easily. But Yuuku turned to be one of the most special felines out there.
Speaking to The Dodo, Erin said how her son and the cat became so close that they would spend all their days by each other’s side.
“Max has always felt connections to any animals he was around. He’s a sweetheart.”
However, just six months after Yuuki was adopted, her favorite human was sent to a boot camp and is now serving at the U.S Navy.
The absence of Max made Yuuki feel confused. So, she would now spend all her time staring at his photo. Erin thought it was strange and wasn’t even sure whether the cat was staying in that room because of her son’s photo or not, so she decided to move it and see what happens. The cat found the photo and continued staring at it.
“She just sits there, stares and meows and then lays down next to the picture to nap. I know for sure she misses him.”
This melted Erin’s heart. She knew the cat missed her son dearly so when they scheduled a visit with Max, they took Yuuki too.
The sweet cat reunited with Max and was over the moon when she saw him. Now, she just has to be patient and wait for him to return from service. And until that happens, she has his photo to look at.
Take a look at how Yuuki stares at her human sibling’s photo all day. This is kind of sad and cute at the same time.