This poor cat was left so heartbroken by her owner’s death that she has spent the last year lying by the woman’s grave.
According to The Mirror, locals first heard the grieving cat crying while lying in the dirt at the burial plot in Central Java, Indonesia. The cat refuses to leave the grave despite being offered shelter, food, and water by passersby. Even a year later the cat can still be seen at the grave night and day.
One man, 28, tried to adopt the kitty but it returned to the same spot – cuddling the small blue headstone.
Remarkably, the cat walks back every day to her former home where she is fed by the old lady’s children – then returns to the grave.
Keli said: “Since the cat’s mother died she has stayed here at the grave. She does not want to go home. She has been here for almost a year.”
“I thought she was homeless and tried to help but every time she wold keep returning to the same place. I saw her every day and noticed that she was always there, but sometimes would leave for a couple of hours then come back.”
Keli Keningau Prayitno | The Mirror
He added: “I followed her and she was going to the home where she used to live and the lady’s children would feed her. Then the cat would go back again to the same place. She sleeps there and meows.”
“It’s very sad to see. It shows just how close animals are to their owners.”
What a heartbreaking story.