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Cat's Precious Adoption Story Has Viewers Reaching For The Tissues

Every 'welcome home' story will pull at your heartstrings in one way or another, but Patches the calico cat has an extra special tale to tell. Not only did she steal the hearts of her parents--and now all of social media thanks to her account @patches.lima, but she did it all while living on the streets. 

Before becoming a loving, lazy indoor kitty like her parents always dreamed, Patches had to endure some difficult times. Despite it all, the love that she and her parents have for one another was enough to overcome her circumstances. It wasn't an easy road, but it led them to exactly where they needed to be.

We love to see a happy ending like this, even though the ending of this story is just the beginning of the next one! Now, Patches and her new parents have the chapters of their lives to fill in together, and we'll get to watch it all unfold on TikTok. 

"Yaaaay!" commented TikToker @shelley6741. "I personally don't feel cats should be outside roaming. All mine are indoor only! Thank you!" There certainly are a lot of benefits to keeping your cats indoors, but rescuing one off the streets is just as, if not more, rewarding! Like this couple mentioned, though--it can take a long time for them to get used to being an "'officially lazy indoor cat' 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂" like @rita_and_zita loved. 

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"Can’t imagine 20 months," @shamsham0416 wrote. "Took mine 2 weeks and he’s acting like he pays our bills." LOL! If that's not a cat for ya...Patches does seem very sweet and grateful for her rescue, but it probably took her a while to get used to her new routine. She did it, though!

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