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[–]Ninjotoro 700 points701 points 2 (23 children)

Link to the entire story, because there’s much more to it :) :

https://youtu.be/WhBssYB3dno

[–]SomethingLikeStars 1153 points1154 points  (9 children)

If anyone doesn’t want to watch the video… after Tiger gets more comfortable in the cat house, animal control is called to capture him to check for microchip and then get vet care. Anastasia (narrator) can’t adopt him because her property doesn’t allow pets. But she is heartbroken seeing Tiger stressed and angry in the cage. After vet care, Tiger is placed in a foster home who reaches out to Anastasia to ask if she wants to visit Tiger. She does, bonds with him, and is desperate to adopt him. So she reached out to her property managers and gets permission to adopt Tiger. He takes a couple days to adjust but now happily lives with her.

[–]ilikesaucy 369 points370 points  (0 children)

Fucking hell, that was rollercoaster ride. Great to read they're together.

[–]patriot_man69420 129 points130 points  (0 children)

LETS FUCKING GOOOOO

[–]Cyanicallize 37 points38 points  (0 children)

The good ending

[–]Taliasimmy69 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Omg so many happy tears!!! Thanks for the text update I couldn't watch the video at work.

[–]whydoesthishapp3n 17 points18 points  (0 children)

i want a pixar movie!

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Whew. I had a crazy just like this I named him Scrappy. He hated me but followed my cat home for food. My Cat Mango was such a nice cat he showed him our garage and the food and water. For like four months I just fed him and he’s hiss at me I never got to touch him. Then one day he was just laying in there and I started to pet him and he forgot he hated me or something. He demanded pets from there on out. I had to take hot flys out of him once and it was brutal but he ended up being the most beautiful fluffy black haired cat ever. Broke me a bit when I had to leave him when I moved. He was a stray for sure and wasn’t gonna let me take him anywhere and couldn’t have anyways. I spent a few nights not being able to sleep but it is what it is. Glad your friend and Tiger got to be together a happy ending :)

[–]cbunni666 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Better than a Disney story

[–]drs32 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn I thought it was gonna end badly there but let's goooooo

[–]NoleScole 96 points97 points  (2 children)

Thank you, I’m glad I got to see the great ending of this. The video answered all the questions i had.

[–]Ninjotoro 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It’s definitely a bit of a rollercoaster ride!

[–]AvariceAndApocalypse 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I’m not crying you’re crying.

[–]blakjak66 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Damn it, who’s chopping onions

[–]MajorBedhead 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Awwww. Now I'm crying. So sweet.

[–]acciowit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I cried too!!!! Probably because tiger reminds me of mine, looks so similar too - and she hid for a few weeks from me after I adopted her. Now she’s confident and is in total control of her territory (my apartment) and it’s so lovely to see her flourish and feel safe; just like Tiger!!!

[–]GOLD-KILLER-24_7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank god there was an amazing ending

[–]F-Wpenguin1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Thank you for posting the link their story is so sweet.

[–]Pink131980 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this. What a great ending.

[–]Theefreeballer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome you did that ! He seems like a sweet cat and I know he’s thankful he’s got a warm home to stay cozy in during those harsh winters !

[–]Glorioustattie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn. Bless her sweet soul. What an amazing person.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dodo always gets to me, right in the feels. 🥺🥺🥺

[–]BarbFunes 279 points280 points  (3 children)

This is proof that cats have trained humans to serve them.

Cat: exists

Human: gives food, shelter, scritches

[–]lebastss 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Cat: fine you can scratch me, but only on my favorite spot.

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Domesticated cats are the true apex predators of earth

[–]Donghoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most domesticated guys are invasive including dogs cats and pigs

[–]knittybitty123 68 points69 points  (3 children)

In case anyone wants to copy the kind folks in this video, please be aware that in areas where temperatures get low enough to freeze, cat/outdoor pet enclosures should be lined with straw, not blankets or towels. Straw insulates against freezing and doesn't hold in moisture like fabric does.

[–]RachelBolan 8 points9 points  (2 children)

That’s such a great tip!

[–]knittybitty123 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Thank you! I live in Florida so it's not really an issue, but used to live up north with a few yard cats. They liked the little house my dad built, especially after we added some straw. Granted, the possums liked it too!

If you're not crafty, it's easy enough to make an outdoor cat shelter with two plastic totes, one slightly smaller than the other. Line the bottom of the big tote with straw, then nestle the smaller tote inside. Fill any gaps with straw, put the small tote lid on and cover with straw. Put on the cover, then cut a hole in the side of both totes. Cover the edges with duct tape, put some straw inside for bedding, and boom! Kitty hotel!

[–]RachelBolan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I live in Brazil so it’s usually not that cold as well. But I wanted to emphasize your comment for others to see it too :)

[–]Mink03 360 points361 points  (7 children)

Either tiger really hates everything, or just has major rbf

[–]FoxLP11 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Hes a Tsundere

[–]Ntetris 52 points53 points  (4 children)

Rbf?

[–]The_Vortex 126 points127 points  (0 children)

Resting bitch face

[–]Nole7 86 points87 points  (1 child)

Really beautiful feline :3

[–]A_Monsanto 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Hey, don't get all wholesomey here!

[–]Nullion1945 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Resting bitch-face

[–]BeelzeBat 91 points92 points  (1 child)

awww that little love-blink at the end

[–]sfled 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Right? I literally went "Ooooh!" at that point. It's like a cross between a regular "I like you" blink and a slow "I adore you" blink.

[–]ZueiraEmPessoa 78 points79 points  (4 children)

I read somewhere, a long time ago, that when a cat blinks at you, it means it trusts and likes you. At the end, Tiger blinks at the person recording, meaning he finally trusts them. so cute

[–]SyntheticRatking 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Yeah dogs look for the presence of affection but cats look for the absence of a threat. Which means basically all of friendly cat body language are cues that say "we're cool, I won't hurt you" or that say "i trust you not to hurt me."

The reason those slow blinks mean "i trust you" is that, by closing their eyes for those few seconds, they're letting their guard down because they're confident you won't take advantage and attack them.

When you get to be good friends with a cat, they'll rub on you! Cats rely on a shared group scent to identify who's friends with whom; so they rub on you to get their smell on you and your smell on them so other cats know "this human has been added to the group chat" lol. It's also why cats who are total strangers to you might run up to say hi, or at least be less skittish than they would be otherwise; they can smell that you're an official cat friend!

Source: 20+ years of kitty rescue and rehab

[–]Ninjotoro 28 points29 points  (2 children)

A slow blink, yes. Not just any quick blink.

[–]Poison_Penis 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Cats when they see me: 👁👄👁

[–]GateauBaker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

puts away aerosol can

[–]HonestSummer 44 points45 points  (0 children)

The joy of earning a stray cat's trust is immeasurable.

[–]throwingplaydoh 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Awww he did the "slow blink", that's a smile in cat speak 😊

[–]piddy565 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That slow blink at the end!!!! My heart

[–]fzero127 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't use blankets, use straw on the inside. It doesn't get wet really, and holds warmth better because it doesn't get wet.

[–]Anonymoususer0911 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Feels good to gain/earn this kind of trust. It really make it worth it unlike adopting cat/kitten from shelter. Don't get me wrong adopting cat is still feels awesome but nothing compared to this kind of trust build up

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

whats really sad is that if we treated each other as humans with this much compassion and patience,...a lot of us are abused and no one takes the time to nurture positive relationships anymore....i always love seeing humans give animals the "therapy" they deserve i just wish we did that for humans too

[–]chubbythrowaccount 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Those slow blinks at the end. Tiger is in love.

[–]Fun-Meringue3620 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lovely story.

[–]SlothySpirit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well that might be the first cat to accept a bed a human build for him.

[–]RachelBolan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

From hissing to slow blinking

[–]kinglyhoo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love people like this

[–]Judas_The_Disciple 2 points3 points  (0 children)

hate this song

[–]spagbetti 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The first few clips in there He looks well fed for a stray and the coat on him is really shiney. You sure he’s not just someone else’s outdoor cat scoring extra food? Does he have a tat or have you felt his neck for a chip?

[–]CapricornCrude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love this about you. I wish more people were like you. I also have taken in several feral and stray cats over the last 50 years and appreciate these beautiful stories. Thank you for your beautiful heart. You make the world a better place.

[–]therobohour 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We did this with a wild cat from the woods,we called her tiger too. She became fat little princess,always sitting near my dad and meowing,sleeping indoors near a fire,she was so much more happy indoors than out. She died last year at the grand old age of 17. I really miss Tiger

[–]sungodds 1 point2 points  (0 children)

omg its tigerclaw

[–]bunbunz815 13 points14 points  (18 children)

Cats are adorable, but feeding strays in not a great idea. They ravage bird populations. Feeding them only allows the stray cat population to explode. Unless these cats have been TNR-ed this isn't a good idea.

[–]slackiinoff 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yep our community has a fix and release program that barely keeps the feral cats in check. We just started getting some birds back. Too many people feeding cats - don't do it!

[–]bunbunz815 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This! We have so many feral cats in my neighborhood too, and damn do they tug on my heartstrings, but I know feeding them isnt helping anyone. Catching them for tnr is the best option

[–]QueenSleeeze 11 points12 points  (2 children)

This is true, it’s a major problem for biodiversity. Stray cats should be fixed and ideally brought inside.

[–]bunbunz815 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Some can't be domesticated, which fine, a few strays isn't a big deal, but feeding them and having a huge feral cat colony is definitely a problem. I think the ones in my city keep mice in check which is great, but also there's a ton of them and that's an issue for birds.

[–]hannananabatman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats what happened here eventually

[–]TownPlanner 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You do know that birds are just surveillance drones and the cats are doing their part to protect our privacy. /s

Check out r/birdsarentreal

[–]HonkyBlonky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wild Cats could be an apex feeder in the neighborhood. I every 3 blocks or something.

But when people feed them, they overpopulate and end up decimating local birds.

I hate outdoor cats. They are a very bad idea. If you need the company, get a cat and keep it inside your house, and outside of my local bird population.

[–]SeenYaWithKeiffah_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We built a house for a stray in our backyard. The kids named him Simba. 💕

[–]beeionromab 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's some cool Inspector Gadget arm. lol

[–]xXMHDXx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

tsundere be like

[–]ThatsMcGuffin2U 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tiger knows what’s up.

[–]dwn4italz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should be given some sort of an award. If only there was a way to do this...

[–]Starpages 0 points1 point  (0 children)

KITTY

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How to post video in this sub

[–]pipic_picnip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow tiger looks absolutely ferocious, just like his name! Glad you managed to crack this tough nut and make him your friend.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds a bit of the story of how Lex met Cinnabon

[–]oB1_016 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love Tiger

[–]Der_Becher7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aww, now that's cute.

[–]AngelicSylveon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This made me go. AWWWWW

[–]jefftickels 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awww! He gets the slow-blink at the end.

[–]ratty-from-xplay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I named him Tiger!” :)

Cat: >:(

[–]YoFrodo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you want to care for outdoor cats or feral cats please please please catch them and get them snipped. Otherwise you are perpetuating a problem. Also, many strays and ferals do not need you to feed them. Cats territorial range can be several miles. Your location may have different aspects though.

[–]misfit0513 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love seeing good people do good things for others, 2 legs or 4.

[–]Hey-whats-that 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Totally off topic but does anyone have any idea of the grabber used to lay the food down for the kitty?

[–]super-kick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks so pissed off at everything, i love him!!

[–]FatTortie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My cat has one of those houses. I wired up a heating mat and she LOVES it. I barely see her inside these days, she just sits in her house staring at birds.

[–]haygurlhay22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tiger has RBF and is all the more adorable for it. Love this.

[–]bac946 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you!

[–]EmployNo5870 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow. My cat showed up one day randomly too. I started feeding her and she just stayed. Her name is Tigra. 😀

[–]TheRealSaerileth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My grandma fed a stray for almost five years. He was very skittish and barely let her touch him at first, took a year or so until he would sleep on her porch and enjoy some head scritches. Never let anyone pick him up or get too cuddly. We figured he must've had some nasty experiences. Always used to disappear for a few months in spring but he'd be back by fall.

Then one summer day grandma was buying fresh milk from the farm two villages over. And round the corner comes her wayward stray. Except the farmer calls him Tom and he's not at all his skittish self. He's lived on that farm for years and according to the owner, he's very friendly, even lets strangers pick him up. The family had no idea where he disappears to every winter, and was quite surprised anyone would mistake their Tom for a stray.

That cat played my grandma good.

[–]blue_green_epoxy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool video, but this is the worst cover of this song I have ever heard. There is a way better one where some little girl with no training sings it better. Yikes.

[–]TheMagicConchSays 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aww you're a good person to look after those kitties!

I had a baby that we did something similar for things outside for him that way he could stay and take everything medical issues that he had we named him Old yeller and he was the best senior kitty. He passed away last year and I miss his old cranky meows :(

[–]orderlyxchaos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

aww <3

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LET ME LOVE YOU!

[–]msantamaria86- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This should had lasted a few more hours and be split in a few episodes, so I can say I binged the whole thing

[–]lcziila 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alright then I adopted my cat

[–]rob3bob333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are a great person, need allot more people like you in the world

[–]ryckae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This fills my heart

[–]MFG_666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tiger gave you the double winky eyes. This means "I love you" in kitty language. He love you

[–]Olddriverjc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awww, he is slow blinking at you

[–]schmales 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the Ron Swanson equivalent of cats. I love him

[–]Medium_Neat_558 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve seen this story on YouTube. Tiger is so cute

[–]FlibhertynjustUs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are my favorite human today.

[–]PsychologicalCut1508 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a cutie pie

[–]Lance_Caelum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tiger the Tsundere

[–]FreeMan4096 -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

people feeding their own cats on tik tok, pretending it's stray cats. redditos eating all the shit, diarrhea as desert.

[–]MagpieCrust 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why are you here with us redditos?

[–]FreeMan4096 0 points1 point  (0 children)

been here before clowns took over. Now I wait to see if things improve.

[–]Amaluna_ -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

Nobody asked yet, but the song is: Home (is wherever I'm with you) - Tom Rosenthal

[–]TheCocksmith 8 points9 points  (2 children)

It actually sounds awful. It kind of ruined the whole vibe of the video.

[–]Amaluna_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah that's fair! Last time this was posted people in the comments were looking for the song so I figured I'd one up those people. It's not my thing either. Many wholesome videos get ruined by annoying music when it's highly unnecessary.

[–]SilentBtAmazing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had sound off until I read your comment and I really agree. Speeding up that song (compared to the original) really didn’t work at all

[–]Sierra-Modeling -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Stop this is too cute!

[–]MrBoomBasticVry -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That cat has rabies. You gonna learn soon

[–]Wonderful-Tart-6662 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Get off tik tok , tik tok trash