A cute and adorable cat named Little Andrew captured hundreds of loving hearts on social media after his owners posted a heartwarming photo of him.
You can see in the photo that this Russian blue cat showed his paw holding his owner’s hands.
Little Andrew’s owner is a Reddit user “abherna3” who captioned the photo saying “He held our hands on his last trip to the vet, Little Andrew was much stronger than his mom and me”
The cat’s loving parents also shared that their 15 and half-year-old pet loves everyone, but Little Andrew gets sic.k over the past year. abherna3 wrote “He purred every day of his life and when he lost that, I knew it was time, always ṣad to lose a friend. Sorry for everybody else’s losses as well.”
The user responded to the outpouring of sympathy from other Reddit feline aficionados after the post went viral. A lot of Reddit readers respond in kind saying;
“Oh man, that made me tear up, rest in peace little kitty,”
“This just made me cry,”
“What a touching moment. Condolences to you and your family.”
After reading abherna3’s post, there are a lot of people who also shared their first and last photos whit their beloved cats.
“Seeing the cat’s paw brought back vivid memories of my orange tabby, Tigerman, who left me last September after 17 years. Every day I gaze at the little cedar box that contains his ashes and I recall his last morning.
Tiger was always demanding but super-affectionate, and early that day he valiantly climbed up and on to my chest as I dozed — he hadn’t done that in months because he wasn’t strong enough. He placed his paws on my hands and started kneading them as he head-bumped my face and rubbed his cheeks on mine. I stroked him and told him what a “dude” he was. And he was!
He had to climb three small kitty stairs to reach my pillow — hard to believe, since later that day he couldn’t muster the energy to move at all. He and I were very much in tune. I do believe he was saying “Thank you, Mom, for saving me” and “I’m sorry about peeing on so much carpet.”
(It’s OK, Tiger. Really, it is…)
These kinds of spiritual interactions aren’t so uncommon among cat parents who often share similar stories. Joyce Gillette of Seal Beach, California, told TODAY that when it was “time” for her black-and-white rescue kitty, Bambi, she spent 45 minutes holding the cat in a blanket. Bambi “kissed” her mom and kneaded her paws too, she said.
“Bambi wrapped her little paw around my index and middle fingers, and she purred for the first time in three days,” Gillette said. “I think she knew she was saying goodbye. She would have been 11 if she made it five more days.”
A week before pet Sadie left animal-lover Vicki Greenleaf of Los Angeles, “her ‘voice’ changed, and became really raspy, Greenleaf said.
Vicki Greenleaf’s cat, Sadie
“I believe Sadie, who was an old soul, actually ‘came back’ a few days after she was put to sleep and that I heard her meowing in the night,” she said. “At first I thought it was a cat in trouble outside. Then I realized the sound was in the house and that it was Sadie’s pre-cancer voice, not her raspy, lung-cancer voice. After I convinced myself I was awake and not cra.zy, I got up and slowly walked towards the hallway, my heart pounding, as her meows just softly faded away. I think she came back to tell me she was OK.”