We all know about the terrible fires that have been raging recently in California. The flames have devastated acres of forest, as well as entire towns full of people.
One such town is Paradise, CA, which was absolutely devastated to the point where only a few buildings remain intact. Thankfully, most people were evacuated in time, but tragically, others weren’t so lucky.
Although the news coming out of California has been devastating, one thing that has really shone through is the human spirit, and the amount of love and compassion that has been shown to those who the fire had left in danger.
While raking through debris from the devastating Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise, a firefighter by the name of Ryan Coleman came across a fluffy gray cat. Without hesitation, the friendly cat scaled his body and settled down on his shoulders. Anyone who has ever taken care of kittens will know that this is a very common move.
The kitty decided that she was already comfortable with her new companion, and rode around on his shoulders and affectionately rubbed her face on his stubble.
To me, it is obvious that the cat knew that Ryan had saved her, and was showing her gratitude.
A video posted to Ryan’s Facebook last week showed how the kitty wrapped herself around his neck while he surveyed the ruins of Paradise. It’s the cutest thing ever, and you can watch the short clip below:
Some people day that cats don’t have feelings, or aren’t capable of truly showing love and affection. I challenge anyone to watch this video and still say that! She is clearly head over heels in love with her savior.
I hope this sweet kitty finds her furever home after being displaced in the fires. Ryan, no pressure but I’m looking at you!