A loyal cat was so heartbroken when her human died, she’s spent the last year lying by the woman’s grave.
The cat refused to leave the spot for twelve months, despite being given food and water by passers-by, and was first heard crying in the dirt at the burial plot in Central Java, Indonesia.
A local man, Keli Keningau Payitno, 28, tried to adopt her, but the cat would always return to lie beside her previous owner’s headstone.
“Since the cat’s mother died, she has stayed here at the grave,” said Keli, “She does not want to go home.”
“I thought she was homeless and tried to help, but every time she would keep returning to the same place. I saw her everyday and noticed that she was always there, sometimes [she] would leave for a couple of hours and then come back.”
“I followed here and she was going to the home where she used to live and the lady’s children would feed her. then the cat would go back again to the same place. She sleeps there and meows.”
“It’s very sad to see. It shows just how close animals are to their owners.”