People have a propensity to anthropomorphize and see their animals as people. They develop close bonds with their animals and adore them, treating them as members of the family.
This explains why losing a pet hurts so deeply. It evokes many of the same emotions as losing a family.
The boy in the story below was also devastated after he lost his beloved cat 7 months ago. When his family moved houses, the cat probably got scared, ran off, and gotten lost in the mix. His family tried to search for their missing pal, but to no avail.
Although the child was heartbroken and worried about his friend, he was forced to carry on with his life. Naturally, he never gave up hope that his cat would be okay and come back to him.
The cat had been gone for seven months, and there was little chance of finding him. But fortunately, the microchip let the family track down the cat and bring him home. The fact that their tabby was secure and in good health made them happy.
The family knew that their boy would be happy to meet his best friend again, so they decided to turn the good news into a surprise. They didn’t forget to record a video of his reaction and shared it on social media.
Watch the heart-warming video here:
As you can see in the video, the boy is just getting home from school and going around the house to find his mom. When he sees his mom, he can’t believe his eyes. She is holding his beloved cat. He takes a second to process it… could it really be?