It’s a sad fact that some people can be wary of animals that don’t look how they expect them to.
Ace the cat had a tough start in life; as a kitten he found himself homeless and having to fend for himself on the street.
Thankfully, he was rescued and then adopted by a loving family, but an infection meant he lost an eye.
His owners say his unusual appearance does mean some kids are frightened of him and a home security camera was installed to keep tabs on the furry feline.
What the camera did capture was a boy who visited Ace every day and what he did was thankfully caught on camera.
Ace’s owner Norma Maikovich says that the little cat is misunderstood by some of the people he encounters.
“He can sometimes seem scary, especially to children,” Norma Maikovich, Ace’s owner, told The Dodo. “People are often hesitant to greet him.”
But clearly this isn’t the case for everyone who meets this adorable cat.
Ace absolutely loves to spend the days lying in his owner’s driveway so to keep an eye on him, Norma put up a security camera.
What she saw one day warmed her heart.
View this post on Instagram
Ace has gone viral in a video clip we shared yesterday so we wanted to take the time to share his story. We adopted Ace and his brother Ramsey as kittens and both have one eye due to infection/illness they contracted as strays when they were born. Ramsey is partially blind, but he’s such a sweetheart. His brother Ace acts as his guide and has such a big personality, he’s very adventurous. He likes to sit on the front porch and watch the neighbors. Everyone knows who Ace is! When looking at our cameras, we found that our kid neighbor visits almost every day. It filled our hearts with joy to see our little guy make friends. It just shows that when given a life, a home and a family, animals with disabilities are worth it too. #piratepets #petswithdisabilities #adoptdontshop #oneeyedcatsofinstagram #cats
A boy was captured on camera visiting the cat every day, undeterred by his appearance, and sits with him, petting and playing with him.
In a video you can see how the boy and Ace cuddle and play with each other. It’s obvious that Ace adores his mate.
‘It’s awesome, this bond they share’
The cat’s true personality comes out as she’s so gentle with her friend and the boy seems so happy to see her and play with her.
“It melted our hearts, not just seeing how much Ace loves this boy, but how familiar they were to each other!” Norma told The Dodo. “Sitting by the front door, as soon as Ace sees his friend, he rushes out to greet him. It’s awesome, this bond they share.”
See the adorable encounter in the clip below.
Today, Ace’s friend no longer needs to sneak into the driveway to play with him; Norma has told the boy he is welcome any time.
“A friend of Ace’s is a friend of ours,” she said. “Once we realized that they were fast friends, it made us really happy.”
I could watch these two play and cuddle all day, it’s so wonderful to see the beautiful nature of both of these friends.
Please share if you also loved watching these two sweet souls hang out together.