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Lovesick Cat Can’t Stop Staring At A Portrait Of Her Owner Who Left For The Army

Man Leaves for Navy and Broken-Heart Cat Has an Unusual Way to Cope. Via: Pawsocute

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    Max Nimrichter, 19, rescued the little black cat from a local shelter about 6 months before leaving for boot camp.

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    He instantly fell in-love with the kitten and found himself unable to leave her behind. Plus, he knew that his mother, Erin, would be lonely after his leaving. Max brought her home and named his new pet, Yuuki, after Yuuki Matthews of his favorite band, "The Shins." There was a strong bond that formed between the two.


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    Unfortunately, it came time for Max to leave for boot camp.

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    In the days leading up to Max's leaving, he spent every day with Yuuki. They were often found cuddling, playing, and napping together. It was a match made in heaven. When the day came, he gave Yuuki a hug good-bye. They both parted ways with heavy hearts.


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    Yuuki had a difficult time accepting that her best friend was gone

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    Friends and family say that she eventually learned to move on and understood that he wasn't coming home any time soon.


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    Over the months that ensued, Erin began to notice something very peculiar about Yuuki in her son’s absence.

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     The wonderful cat seemed to be staring forlornly at a portrait of Max. In fact, Erin and Yuuki moved into a new home; therefore, the picture was placed in a much different location. Erin was astonished when the cat relocated it and began staring lovingly at it again. Yuuki is often found sitting in front of the framed photo of her favorite human, Max. It even seems to bring her solace.
    "She just sits there, stares and meows and then lays down next to the picture to nap," Erin said. "I know for sure she misses him."


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    Here is a video evidence of this amazing bond between man and cat was captured by Erin

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