This is a story that will warm your heart and make you believe that animals really do comfort us in our time of need. Meet Darwin who has a character of a kitten, he enjoys going out on walks and loves all the attention from people he meets along the way. But little did he know that this day would be quite different. Today he would make a difference in the life of someone whom he never met before.
Darwin is 17 years old and has been a little unsteady these days so he doesn’t get out as much as he used to. He is arthritis and it’s hard for him to get around like he used to. On his birthday he and his owner went out for a stroll in a nearby park. This is where they met Lida an 85-year-old lady who was all alone in the park. She was withdrawn, hugging her legs and staring out into the horizon.
When the owner invited her to pet Darwin she lite up like a Christmas tree. Lida unsteadily got to her feet and sat down with him.
“She was just sitting by the pond… she saw Darwin and lit right up!“
Lida told her story of how she had a cat that died when it was 12 and how beautiful he was. Most of all how much she missed him.
That day, both Darwin and Lida were young again.
Darwin is a natural born caretaker in his world there are no strangers. Even if you don’t like cats you have to like this cat.