A couple from UK grieving the loss of their cat, Bear, discovered that he had actually been leading a double life, when they received a heartwarming note from a total stranger.
This is Bear.
TravUK of Reddit shared Bear’s bittersweet story: “One of our cats passed away two weeks ago. Today we found this note on his brother’s collar.”
“Dear Owner; I’m your neighbour, living in 4. I’m also your cats’ close friends as they (2 cats) are used to coming to my room everyday. But one of them, a bigger one has disappeared for two weeks. Is he ok? I’m so worried about him. He is so lovely cat and always touched my heart. Wish he is fine. – Y.T. 2/March/2017.”
Teddy (left) and Bear (right)
Bear’s owner went ahead and dropped a letter through the neighbor’s letterbox, letting them know that poor Bear had passed. He also included his e-mail address so they could communicate freely, and not have to use Teddy as the messenger.
The following day he woke up to a long e-mail from the neighbor. He said how they loved every moment they spent with the two kitty brothers, especially Bear. She also included some pictures of the brothers being “naughty” at her house.
Bear’s neighbor buddy is a Taiwanese exchange student studying at a university nearby.
“He was just like an angel for me,” she wrote, saying that Bear would come to her house every afternoon and keep her company. Sometimes he would come over just to sleep on her sofa, and his snoring helped keep her awake and focused on her work.
In the e-mail she shared how Bear would sit on her bed and listen as she practiced her presentations for school. “He was a good listener when I needed a “person” to help me [practice],” she wrote. “He entirely touched my heart. I miss him so much.”
The neighbor visited Bear’s grave in their garden and left flowers in his memory.
“It was so painful. But hearing how much joy he has given to a neighbour as well as to us is really heartwarming,” TravUK wrote. “Makes you proud that he could brighten up more than just my household’s lives.”
This story proves how there are no boundaries when it comes to a solid friendship. Share with friends!