The more we hustle in real life, the more we appreciate the little joys of life on the Internet. Just like this 75-year-old man who captured the hearts of thousands after photos of him napping with the cats at his local shelter went viral.
When a U.S. pet sanctuary posted photos of an old man napping with a cat on their Facebook page, it had no idea how the post would make Internet warm and fuzzy. The sanctuary’s founder Elizabeth Feldhausen shared a series of snaps of Terry cat napping with the rescues, and he quickly became an online sensation.
Terry visits the shelter daily to brush the cats, but he often ends up falling asleep with them, and netizens can’t get enough of him.
Elizabeth wrote on Facebook:
“We are so lucky to have a human like Terry. Terry just came along one day and introduced himself. He said he’d like to brush cats. Eventually, it became every day. He brushes all of the cats and can tell you about all of their likes and dislikes. He also accidentally falls asleep most days. We don’t mind – Cats need this! Terry is a wonderful volunteer.”
The founder said Terry was shocked when she told him how many Facebook users viewed the post, but he wasn’t interested in the viral aspect, he just wants people to know they should donate to the nonprofit and its cause to help local cats.
Terry’s wish came true when donations started pouring in after the photos of him with the cats went viral.
“Our donations have increased! Normally, we’d make between $3,000-$4,000 per month. This week, we have reached $30,000! This is amazing because we do rely solely on donation!”
“The proceeds will likely go to adding additional quarantine rooms so that we can save more cats more quickly, vet bills, and re-insulating the building so that we are more energy efficient this winter. We’ll have more than enough for all of those things, so some will go to savings and be our ‘rainy day fund.’”
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