Despite Tim Berners-Lee’s most noble of intentions, the internet is frequently a cold, dark, miserable place.
Sarcasm abounds, cyberbullying proliferates and evil activities take place in the dark underbelly of the web.
But when it feels like it’s all getting too much, just remember: no people in human history have ever had such easy access to so much quality cat content.
And never before has it been so easy for feelgood stories to reach a deservedly huge audience.
So imagine our delight when we stumbled across this heartwarming tale posted on Twitter by Dallas resident, 23-year-old Nguhi Muturi.
We won’t spoil it by summarising here, so simply read on and prepare for the ride of your life.
We’re not crying, it’s just been raining on our face.
Five years ago Nguhi’s pet cat Panther went missing and was nearly put to sleep in an animal shelter 15 miles from her home before being rescued by a Good Samaritan, who looked after him for several years before giving him to her parents who, it transpired, lived next door to Nguhi.
When the neighbours found out that Panther was actually Nguhi’s family pet they offered to give him back, but her family decided he should stay in the place where he had settled.
Naturally, people loved it.
I have no words but my feelings have exploded for you and Panther— Otto Fernandez (@OttoFernandez) March 17, 2018
Someone contact Disney, I want a full animated tail of Panther and his adventure.— Jess Baskerville (@herstrangeways) March 17, 2018
Of course, this being the internet, some people STILL managed to find fault with the story:
But fear not, there was still a happy ending:
Go off into your day with a spring in your step and love in your hearts people.