Sunday, November 19, 2017
A cat named Cheddar...
(photo courtesy of Jade)
In this world that at times can be filled with anxiety and division sometimes it's hard to find the stories of simple acts of goodness and love that are hidden in the chaos.
We came upon one such story right in our own neighborhood and were so moved we wanted to share it...
Jade got her cat Cheddar from the Brooklyn New York public shelter 1 year ago.
She flew home with him and he became a part of the family.
Cheddar would sit in the front window and watch people walk by.
Jade would take Cheddar for walks around the neighborhood on a little leash and harness and says he loved meeting new people and their dogs.
On Friday, Cheddar accidentally got out.
That evening a couple stood in the street as they tended to a cat that had been hit by a car.
They where trying to notify the owner and stayed with the injured cat petting and comforting it.
On Saturday there was a small makeshift memorial where Cheddar had been hit. One of the notes left at the memorial was handwritten and said, "I was on my way to work. Please forgive me."
Later, Jade would leave a comment in a post where this story was first reported where she said; "to the young man who had this unfortunate accident with Cheddar, It was not your fault and I do forgive you".
Cheddar didn't know the couple who comforted him while they searched for his owner.
He didn't know the person who hit him.
He didn't know the people who read his story and sent words of comfort and sympathy to Jade.
But clearly all these people where touched briefly by a cat named Cheddar.
In loving memory of Cheddar...
Noodle and crew