The death of a pet is an incredibly difficult time in a pet owner's life, full of many beautiful memories as well as some "what ifs" and "if onlys." One couple from England had two beautiful cats, when one died suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving the family reeling in shock and grief. But a surprise note from a neighbor provided a measure of comfort in this dark time.
Bear and Teddy, owned by Reddit user TravUK, were best friends and completely inseparable. These two cats lived the life, pampered and spoiled at home, and causing mischief whenever they were outside. Then, without warning, Bear passed away. The British couple was stunned, and Teddy was suddenly left without his partner in crime.
Two weeks after Bear's death, as the couple continued to mourn the loss of their big, lovable cat, they found a note attached to Teddy's collar when he came home one afternoon. To their surprise, it turned out someone else was missing Bear, too.
"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."
TravUK shared that the couple sent a note back to the person, explaining Bear's absence: "We posted a letter back into number 4, saying that our other cat had passed away. We also included our email address."
Shortly afterward, they received a friendly email from the neighbor who explained how much Bear and Teddy meant to her. She is a Taiwanese exchange student at a nearby university, and she loved spending time with the cats, especially Bear, who always seemed to sense when she needed some extra love and comfort.
TravUK was particularly moved by the woman's admission that she would practice her school presentations using Bear as her audience. TravUK shared the woman's sentiments: "He [Bear] would sit on her bed and listen... she didn't have anyone else to practice with. Very touching... She even attached some pictures they had taken of my boys which warmed my heart."
The neighbor has visited Bear's grave in TravUK's garden and brought flowers to show her love and appreciation for this giant-hearted cat. TravUK said about Bear, "Makes you proud that he could brighten up more than just my households lives."
What an incredible cat to make such an impact on the lives around him! Share this very touching story about Bear with your family and friends on Facebook.