Heart-wrenching photo shows sick cat holding its owner's hand on final visit to the vet
Pet owners everywhere are holding their furry friends a little bit tighter after seeing this heartbreaking image.
In the photo, posted to Reddit, a cat named Andrew appears to hold his owner's hand on what would be his last-ever car ride. According to the post, the cat was on his way to the vet to be euthanized.
"He held our hands on his last trip to the vet," the caption reads. "Little Andrew was much stronger than his mom and I."
He held our hands on his last trip to the vet. Little Andrew was much stronger than his mom and I. from cats
User Abherna3 wrote that Andrew saw him through high school, his undergraduate degree, medical school and his residency.
But when the 15-year-old cat fell ill and finally stopped purring, his family knew something was wrong.
It comes after another similarly heart-wrenching photo went viral last year. The image featured a dog named Libra riding in the back seat of a car on her final journey to the vet.
The American bulldog mix melted hearts everywhere when her owner posted the photo to Reddit saying, she looked happy and peaceful, but was ready to go after suffering from multiple seizures.
Both of the owners have received an outpouring of love after the images were posted. Though their beloved animals are gone, they hope others will appreciate the pets they still have.