Japanese Girl Got A Cat For Her Sick And Grumpy Grandpa, And He Changed His Life

Kinako the cat is the heroic feline responsible for saving a sickly old man, named Jiji, from a lifetime of grumpiness. According to Jiji’s granddaughter, Akiko, it’s been a long while since a smile was last seen on his grandfather’s face. In 2009, he was diagnosed with a sickness, and ever since that time, his enthusiasm for life started to decline. Good thing it didn’t have to end that way for Jiji, because after Akiko got his grandpa a cat, the happy man in him started to thrive again.The joy of having Kinako the cat as a companion awakened Jiji’s sense of purpose and that’s how a cat became the hero of Jiji’s story. Scroll down to see the rest of their story through Akiko’s camera lens and check out her website for more. (h/t: lovemeow)

Meet the best of friends, Jiji the grandpa and Kinako the cat.

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Jiji had worked for 64 years before being diagnosed with an illness in 2009. These circumstance negatively affected his perspective in life and turned him into a grumpy old man.

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Little did he know that a cat was going to forever change his grumpy way of living.

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When Akiko first brought the cat home, he acted kind of shy, but eventually he started to get along with Jiji.

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Since then he kept Jiji company, who found a purpose in life again.

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Whether grandpa is reading a newpaper…

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Or even when he’s just resting…

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Kinako is always there, just like a guardian angel.

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They also spend playtime with each other.

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And even spend some quiet time together.

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To keep a healthy relationship, they also make sure to give each other some me time.

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Cats are a blessing in our life.

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