They all saw her and heard her cries for help. There are 14 million people living in Istanbul – how could no one have stopped to help her? We can tell you, she was terribly disfigured and no one was willing to get near her. The word ‘monster’ was probably issued towards the pitiful creature. Until the day a seven-year-old girl heard her crying.
The girl found the tiny disfigured cat in the trash, the kitten was only four weeks old. The girl’s father is a doctor, and they were going to save this kitten.
The story of this miracle cat has inspired people around the globe not to give up! The kindness of the little girl should shame all the countless adults who passed by this cat and did nothing to help.
The cat’s ears and mouth were misshapen, her tongue was practically missing, and her face was full of mites and maggots.
They named the cat Gülümser, and in Turkish it means “she who always smiles.” Gülümser was given medications, food, love, and reconstructive surgery.
She thrived and flourished! Look at her now! She is a beautiful cat living a happy life! All of this was made possible by a little girl with a big heart.
All animals deserve to be cared for and loved. It shouldn’t take a seven-year-old girl to remind us of that.
Adults are supposed to teach children – not the other way around! With kindhearted children like this, our world is a much better place.