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Cat Refuses To Leave His Grandpa’s Side After He Got Diagnosed With Cancer

After her father was diagnosed with cancer, Kelly Nugent decided she needed to be there for him. She thought she was going to care for her dad, but one of her cats took over and hasn’t left his grandpa’s side since. The post Cat Refuses To Leave His Grandpa's Side After...

We all need a regular supply of heartwarming stories to balance out all the negativity in the world and cheer us up. And while that doesn’t necessarily mean that these kinds of stories always involve animals, this surely does. Animals make this world a better place and sometimes all we need is a support cat. Cats are not widely considered very affectionate or caring and there are no therapy cats to prove my point, but as I am writing this emotional story with my cat sleeping on the table with paws wrapped around my hand, I realize that cats are very intuitive and are always there when you need them.

After her best friend, who also happens to be her father, was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer, Kelly Nugent decided she needed to be there for him and help him go through treatment, so she packed her stuff and her two Scottish Fold cats and moved from Miami to New York. She thought she was going to care for her dad, but one of her cats with the adorable name Sweet Potato, or simply Tato, took over and hasn’t left his grandpa’s side ever since.

Disclaimer: you might need something to wipe your tears away.

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A few months ago, Kelly Nugent’s father was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer and she decided to be close to him and help

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So she packed her stuff and her two cats and moved to New York

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After one of the cats named Sweet Potato acclimated, he revealed the true reason he was there and that was to support his sick grandpa

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It seemed like Sweet Potato knew that something was wrong and became an instant therapy cat

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Nugent’s dad considered himself a dog person until Sweet Potato changed his mind

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Since Sweet Potato arrived at the house, they’ve become inseparable and do everything together

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Nugent started sharing bits of their relationship in TikTok videos and it’s the most wholesome thing on the internet

@french75vintageSometimes all you need is a support cat ##catsoftiktok ##catlover ##supportcat ##bestfriendscheck♬ Home – Edith Whiskers

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@french75vintageUpdate on my dad and cat becoming best friends. ##catsoftiktok ##catlover ##besties ##bestfriends♬ Just the Two of Us – Grover Washington, Jr.

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They have become best buddies—they cuddle together, go outside, and even play golf

@french75vintageUpdate: Tato is now my dads cat. ##catsoftiktok ##catlover ##bestfriend ##besties♬ You’ve Got a Friend in Me – From “Toy Story” – The London Film Score Orchestra

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@french75vintageThe world needs more dad and cat content. ##besties ##bestfriends♬ With a Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker

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People say that they even look alike with a little white mustache

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Sweet Potato’s unconditional support is helping Nugent’s dad go through his treatment

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Nugent said that since Sweet Potato started ‘nursing’ her father, his health has significantly improved, he is close to remission and he is set up for a Bone Marrow transplant in June

@french75vintageBest Friends Forever ##bff ##bestfriendscheck ##bestfriends ##besties♬ Lean on Me – Bill Withers

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People in the comments were touched by Nugent’s videos

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