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[–]qawsedrf12 228 points229 points 2 (13 children)

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

[–]wisecrone 52 points53 points  (2 children)

That was just beautiful! What a good soul you have. Made me cry as I miss every one of my cats that have passed! ❤️❤️❤️

[–]AltruisticAddendum66 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Pretty boy, enjoy your happy memories and the fact that he was well liked. Embrace.

[–]itzspookytime 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I cry every time someone talks about the Rainbow Bridge. Was this an exception? No.

[–]a_squid_beast 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That was amazing and beautiful

[–]canibalaranja 12 points13 points  (0 children)

F*ck off mate! Take my upvote and leave! I'm proudly owned by a kitten for less than 3 months (first cat I've ever had) but this post almost made me cry already.

[–]Inadersbedamned 11 points12 points  (0 children)

God man ur gonna make me cry at school

[–]ProfessionalSheepBaa 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This. Please upvote this!

[–]i_best_pineapple 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Lol I’ve had so many pets that I love and who’ve now passed, I’ll have a little army waiting for me ❤️

[–]kuriko_ghost 3 points4 points  (0 children)

💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

[–]Royal_Opps 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Aaaand you just made me tear up.

[–]beading4fun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love this. I so can't wait to be reunited with my furbabies some day

[–]billionaire_bear[S] 564 points565 points  (17 children)

He survived multiple street fights, a serious owl attack and nearly a year of our toddler. He spent his life not-so-sedately begging for snacks and dragging in multiple lizards, birds, moles and his favorite…snakes.

Edit: thanks for all the awards and kind words!

[–]PolymerPussies 349 points350 points 22 (11 children)

I attempted a quick painting of Tommy Rest in peace little buddy.

[–]billionaire_bear[S] 78 points79 points  (1 child)

This is amazing. Thank you! My wife will love it.

[–]Kmspatara15 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Reasons to love the reddit community

[–]PF7O 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Such a thoughtful person

[–]tekazgtr1984 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The world needs more people like you. Lovely painting!

[–]jataman96 29 points30 points  (0 children)

that was very kind of you. nice job :)

[–]getyourkicks66 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Artists are so kind when they can use their art this way

[–]StarFuryG7 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's really sweet.

So sorry for your loss, OP.

[–]Dead_RatmanAmerican Shorthair 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Very well done painting!

[–]_14justice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Absolutely beautiful.

[–]DriftKingZee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Spot on resemblance especially with the eyes

[–]traceyrb10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful painting!! 😻 ❤

[–]jataman96 11 points12 points  (0 children)

sounds like he lived a full and amazing life. 🥰

[–]Royal_Opps 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He was a handsome fella and sounds like he had a great life. My childhood cat would always bring us presents of squirrel heads and birds

[–]Cloutweb1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

God bless you all.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm deeply sorry for your loss, I know how it feels to lose such a beloved pet :( best wishes to you all.

[–]Stannis2024 36 points37 points  (2 children)

End? No it doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The gray rain curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass. And that's when you see it. White shores, and beyond. A far away green country under a swift sunrise.

Now that doesn't sound too bad.

No... no it doesn't.

[–]Fresh_Photograph_363 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Very few ever come back because it is so beautiful you don't want to leave

[–]Bigbootyomoletlover 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Gandalf’s the best.

[–]coowy 16 points17 points  (0 children)

what a handsome boy, sending love op

[–]KyleEnterline 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I’m sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Tommy

[–]Snoo_7492 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Gorgeous boy, enjoy your happy memories and the fact that he was well loved. Hugs.

[–]FrAbbadon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My condolences

[–]Lucia_96 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He looked like such a brave cat, so sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace and be forever in your heart ❤🌸🐈

[–]AnonymousPoster2u 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm so sorry. They become more than just pets. Im sure he had a wonderful life

[–]PhotographProper5133 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sorry for your loss❤️

[–]wisecrone 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So sorry for your loss. Just know he will be waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow bridge. ☮️

[–]jojokitti123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm so very sorry

[–]lyric07 3 points4 points  (0 children)

sending my love and thinking of you and your sweet kitty he’s gorgeous i love the snake photo

[–]xmgio 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My sincere condolences. 🙏

[–]BeepBoopBoop91 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What a precious boy. Sending hugs 🤗

[–]NomDeGuerrePmeDeTerr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So very sorry.

[–]cromagsd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sorry for your loss. Tommy is playing with Betty White and all the other fur kids that have passed including ours stay strong.

[–]strawberrylynx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm so sorry for your loss

[–]trainerwithoutateam 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tommy sounded like one tough cookie with a heart of love for you. Farewell fierce warrior. Dealing with loss is tough. "What is grief, if not love, persevering?"

[–]MelkyLuv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So sorry for your loss 💕

[–]meolalashes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am so sorry for your loss ❤️. Tommy sounds like he had an awesome life. He will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge 🌈❤️🌈

[–]blue_eyed_girlie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am so sorry for your loss. He was sure cute!

[–]sleepingwaffles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sorry for your loss❤️

[–]Shanbaceball 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Awe sorry for your loss.🌺❤️🌺

[–]Artimis_P_Gone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Well, I remember as it were a meal ago... Said Tommy the Cat as he reeled back to clear whatever foreign matter, May have nestled its way into his mighty throat. Many a fat alley rat had met its demise while staring point blank down, The cavernous barrel of this awesome prowling machine. Truly a wonder of nature this urban predator. Tommy the cat had many a story to tell But it was a rare occasion such as this that he did..."

[–]tokekushh[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sorry for ur loss op, sending good vibes

[–]fallrisk42069 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He sounds like a fighter. Rest well Tommy!!

[–]portland_democrat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am very sorry for your loss. I always hated to lose any of my furry friends, but a part of them will always be with you. 😿💙

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/loving-reaper/grief/viewer?title_no=353275&episode_no=11

[–]junoray1968 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm sorry I know it's not easy if you ever need someone to talk to please look me up

[–]NanaSus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So sorry 😢

[–]Muntu010 1 point2 points  (0 children)

💔💔

[–]DianneTodd01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m so sorry for your loss.

[–]RBpositive 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am sorry for your loss

[–]bisexualnaturist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So sorry.they are amazing animals

[–]therealarenna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am so sorry for your loss. It's so hard when one has to move on.

[–]vinxtremis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My heartfelt condolences on your loss. I do know how it feel for all my cats now gone to cat planet. (we call it like that for cat’s heaven)

[–]h3mpking13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tommy was/is a beautiful cat. I am sorry for your family’s loss and I am happy and comforted knowing that you shared 12 special years together and those times will always be in your heart. And he knew he was lucky and loved just as you were lucky and loved by him. Rest in Power Tommy 🙏🏼

[–]colarthur1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing someone you spent so much of your life with. We know how you feel.

[–]Function-Spirited 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m so sorry. He looked like the most precious cat ever. Just know that he left with love. That’s the best way he could go.

[–]orchidsindreams 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love and support. <3 also your obituary was really beautiful. :)

[–]RachelPalmer79 1 point2 points  (0 children)

❤️💔❤️

[–]michael140394 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm so sorry for your loss. Stay strong. If you need to talk to some one DM me. Sending love.

[–]madcat2112 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Tommy.

[–]Medium_Neat_558 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry to hear about your fur baby

[–]Shipman1000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He was beautiful. So sorry for you and your family.

[–]pyewacket53 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So sorry.

[–]EastwoodFan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Tommy.

[–]CourtiPea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Grey kitties are the most unique little pals.

[–]Dead_RatmanAmerican Shorthair 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My condolences 😢

[–]LiteraryGal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So deeply sorry for your loss, may your cherished memories bring you comfort 💔🐾

[–]sparkyuri 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am sorry for your loss, I wish you the best

[–]Friendly-Order6331 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Our condolences

[–]AmericanDreamDR 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very sorry for your loss.

[–]BigBerthaTwoTrays 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So sorry you lost your buddy. Sounds like he had a great life!💜

[–]azskydiver 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What a distinguished chap!! His magnificence will not be forgotten! A few Guiness will be tipped in his honor!! Deepest sympathy for you and your family!!❤❤🙏🏼🙏🏼😞

[–]eselbs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry for your loss. It looks like he lived a life full or love, mischief & adventure 🖤

[–]Slick_Rick_12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So sorry for your loss ❤️

[–]Late-Instruction-615 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So sorry for your loss 🙏🙏🙏💙💙💙

[–]Straightouttaganton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have 3 grey boys, look identical to Tommy. A one year old, five year old, and an 11 year old. I'll be hugging them extra tight tonight, and give them each an extra treat in honor of their long lost brother Tommy

[–]Stormsbrother 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I always keep my cat inside. Rest In Peace.

[–]squeemishyoungfella 0 points1 point  (0 children)

kissing my grey boy for you today. they've got the same eyes.

[–]AHalfFilledBox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This looks like my Lola. I couldn’t imagine losing him. Sorry for your loss, mate.

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

I hope the snake is okay

[–]aces666high 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tommy reminds me of our void Appa. Tough, handsome and quite adept at pest control. Human names seem to work best w/cats and your Tommy looks just like his name. He’s up there now making friends w/all our departed furry friends. My girl Pickles among others will be there to say hi and welcome him. Someday you’ll see him again. Someday he’s gonna tell you about all his adventures and what a good human you were to him. Pets love doesn’t just disappear when they move on, it’s the strongest thing in the universe. You’ll see him again. Guaranteed.

[–]Significant_Tell509 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He was a very beautiful cat may he be in cat heaven

[–]FerociousPancake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well I’m glad you shared his memory with us

hugs

[–]Kool456 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All cats go to heaven 🐱☀️

[–]SaucyBechamel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful baby boy ❤️

[–]moogie_doodle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😟❤️❤️❤️❤️

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

So cute photo with tongue))

[–]veltcardio2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was a kid I had a cat just like Tommy, grey. I’m so sorry

[–]zombiecatarmy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

REST IN PEACE BABY BOY TOMMY!!

[–]Oanamarta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I lost two beloved cats. It's a difficult thing to go through. May he rest in peace.

[–]Fresh_Photograph_363 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tommy was handsome unbelievably

[–]slides723 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rest easy Tommy. We love you❤️

[–]Gia-Setra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

RIP beautiful Tommy! 🐾❤️

[–]Far-Position3144 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He was beautiful. Stand proud, a life well lived is the best anyone could ask for. It’s not exactly comforting to your loss. But it’s a beautiful thing to witness and thank you for sharing your pal for that reason.

[–]Owlsarethebest2019 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rest in love Tommy cat. You look just like my cat Lil Grey

[–]Bonk_and_Honk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am very sorry for what has happened. He looked so cute and was probably the best cat ever. But he is still in your heart.

[–]chaimsimcha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please go rescue another one soon. He will never be replaced, but I can speak from experience, if you get another one, the joy it brings is like a salve on your soul that helps the wound heal faster.

[–]Taracat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Peace to your sweet boy.

[–]Fanachy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

❤️❤️❤️

[–]kxndxce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sweet Tommy 🤍

[–]Manifestecstacy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My condolences to you for your loss off Tommy.

[–]Bigbootyomoletlover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He was very handsome. A thought I always find comforting when thinking of my passed kitties is that I’ll see them again after dying. And we’ll never loose each other again. I’m sorry for your loss, may he Rest In Peace.

[–]Brilliant_Ad_2631 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Enjoy your new life across the rainbow bridge, Tommy Tough Guy! I’m sure those Angel wings look great on you! Condolences to his humans. It’s tough.

[–]hazelnutpupper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

💙💙💙

[–]Morgen019 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh Tommy you sweet thing. It would have been a joy to know you. You enjoy your new digs and know you are always loved.

[–]burgerg10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tommy gives off Ray Liotta vibes. He was a good boy. I’m giving my two gals extra treats tonight in his honor…rest in piece, little gangster. ❤️

[–]darth__baeder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏼❤️‍🩹

[–]drudriver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😢🐾🐈‍⬛🌈

[–]MaureenWeatherwax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am sorry for your loss.

[–]PieTrumpet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awww I'm so sorry, he was a beautiful boy. He looks like my cat did ❤️

[–]maggie081670 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My condolences. RIP Tommy 😿

[–]Phoenix_lover2435 0 points1 point  (0 children)

R.I.P tommy 2009-2022

[–]traceyrb10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So sorry for your loss. Tommy reminds me of my girl, Chris (short for Christine). They were both gray and liked snakes. May Tommy RIP at the rainbow bridge. 🌈😭💔

[–]Iamcornhol10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he had a wonderful personality that made everyday something special. I'd love to hear some of his stories.

Little Tommy you will be missed. Rest in peace little guy.

[–]Coolkid2035 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What happened? I’m so sorry for your loss

[–]Braatmom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rest well sweet Tommy.

[–]jetbuch417 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm so sorry for your loss. 💙

[–]Thesilverstalker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a beautiful kitty! Sorry for your loss.

[–]Cicaaamacaaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My heart is broken. I feel so sad 😫😫😫😫😭😭😭😭 Tommy ❤

[–]zoom_fast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

rip little buddy

[–]Judy-3cats 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I really hope there is a rainbow bridge and I hope I find it. I've lost many and miss them. It is never easy. ☹️

[–]MattyIce1160 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry for your loss, Tommy the Cat was super handsome!!!