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A heartening story has captured the attention of over 1.3 million TikTok users. Kyle Parnell, a kind-hearted man, has managed to gain the trust of a stray cat he lovingly named Keepsake in a journey that spanned nine months.


How’s that for progress?🧡🐈🥹#keepsakethecat #straycat #orangecatbehavior

♬ Little Things – Adrian Berenguer


In a series of captivating videos, Parnell shared the highs and lows of his journey with Keepsake. From building the cat a house, battling the harsh winter and pesky raccoons, to nursing Keepsake back to health after rough skirmishes, Parnell’s dedication to the ginger and white stray cat is nothing short of commendable.

What seemed to be the most rewarding part of the story was when Keepsake, once quick to run and slow to trust, finally allowed Parnell to pet him, and even ventured inside his home. Parnell’s journey brings to mind the long history of human-feline companionship, dating back thousands of years.

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to only adopt instead of shopping. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend, 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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