Goodbyes are never easy when it’s with someone you love. This elderly woman, nearing the end of her life, wanted nothing more than to say goodbye to her loyal feline friend before she ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ.
A photo was shared on I.m.g.u.r with the caption: “Her ᴅʏɪɴɢ wish was to see her best friend Oliver the cat one last time to say goodbye.”
In the photo, you can see an elderly woman lying with a ginger cat on a hospital bed and they seem to be asleep.
Hospital staff knew that the woman had no more than a few days left to live, so they allowed the family to bring the cat to say goodbye. And her grandson did everything to make her wish come true. According to her grandson, in the final hours of her life, she just wanted to see and hold her best friend, Oliver the cat, just one more time.
” I’m just so thankful I was able to hold him tight for his last night. I was telling him how much he was loved — and that his life mattered. My heart is breaking, but I would not change a thing. “
Animals have very sensitive intuitions when it comes to reading their humans’ feelings, and Oliver seemed to sense that his human was nearing the end. He would not stop cuddling her and looking at her with a worried expression. However, the smile on her face makes it clear that her beloved cat was bringing her comfort in her final moments.
These moving photographs of their final goodbye were taken by the woman’s granddaughter. The feeling of love and friendship is palpable in the images and warms the heart. The woman ᴅʏɪɴɢ was able to go in peace, after having hugged her best friend one last time.