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18 Heartwarming Animal Stories That Will Melt Your Heart

Love can transform everything.

I am well aware of how cliche the above statement sounds but just because it is used so often does not mean that it isn’t true. The statement especially to animals as we have seen time and time again animals getting transformed just because a little bit of love and care was shown to them. The Internet is filled to the brim with such stories and it always warms my heart to read a story where not only a human saved an animal but that the animal ended up saving them in the long run as well.

That is why we have compiled some of the best stories we saw and we wanted to spread them around. With the way the world is going nowadays and how the news is always filled with things that are going wrong, these sorts of stories and our companion animals are the only things keeping us sane at this time. So if you want to melt that ice-cold heart of yours, you have come to the right place. Just scroll below to take a look for yourself.

#1 First of all, let us meet Fox, he is an engineer cat and he loves to take breaks while on the job.


#2 Some sneaky shenanigans by the son right here.

My son brought a kitten home but I explained to him that we couldn’t keep it. He was upset but he took it away. This situation happened again several days in a row and the food from the fridge started to go missing. I came into his room and he had 6 identical kittens in his toy house. It turned out that he brought 2 kittens every day, hid one, and took the other one away when I said no. We took all of them to the vet, treated them, gave 4 kittens to new owners, and kept 2 for ourselves. –Vk

#3 Cats know when to wake you up, especially when they are terrified as well.

I woke up to my cat literally pounding his front paws on my chest. He’s never done that before, so I turned on the light. There was a huge bat flying around my room, and my cat was freaking out about it. I had to chase the thing out of my house with a broom. I’d never been scared of bats before, but the way that one was able to fly so silently really got to me. I feel like I can rely on my cat to wake me up if there is some shady stuff going down. –Reddit

#4 The dad fell in love with the kitty by the end. Who wouldn’t?

Our parents always told us that we wouldn’t have any dogs or cats in our house. But 1 year later, our dad said, “Let’s go get a cat.” We got one and named him Jack. And 15 years later, when I decided to live separately, he said he wouldn’t give me the cat because it was his home. –Pikabu

#5 I have seen a similar situation myself as well.

A dog saved a cat that, according to some passers-by, was hit by a car. After the collision, this dog just ran to the cat, grabbed it, and took it to the sidewalk. –Twitter

#6 Are we sure this is the same cat?


#7 Who doesn’t like licking ice?

I had a dog that liked to lick the built-up ice in the freezer every time we opened the door. Got his tongue stuck regularly. Always went back for more. –Quora

#8 Are we sure this dog wasn’t a cat?

I was petting a dog that seemed to be enjoying it but then he started growling and I stepped away. And that was the moment when I heard the owner say, “Oscar, you do this all the time. You keep pushing friends away.” –Pikabu

#9 I feel like the Pigeon is somehow smirking. I don’t know how that is possible.


These stories are perfect proof of why adopting an animal rather than buying one is always suggested. I know that when you buy a pet for yourself, you get to choose which breed, fur color, pattern, or eye color you want but adopting one means you are helping an animal in need. The animal in question might not fit your aesthetic requirements but does that really matter at the end of the day? And if you just put a little bit of love into that animal, you get to have a loyal life companion. I feel like that is a worthwhile investment if I have ever seen one.

#10 A secret that is very poorly hidden.

My dad always said he didn’t like our cat. A day ago, I saw him lying on the floor next to it, petting it. Then he said, “Nobody will ever know about this.” –Vk

#11 You don’t adopt a cat, a cat adopts you.

I got my first cat when I was 3 years old. I told my mom I wanted a gray cat. When we got to the shelter there was a tiny gray tuxedo kitten who stuck her paw out of the cage at me to say hi when I walked over. It was a done deal for me, I wanted her and she wanted me. –Reddit

#12 ‘Don’t ever leave me, promise?’


#13 Cats are much more perceptive than we give them credit for.

When our dog died a few years ago, I remember just sitting on the floor and crying and my cat was rubbing his head on me and purring like he was trying to make me feel better. –Reddit

#14 When your dog loves all the attention.

I was on a bus sitting next to an elderly woman. She had a greyish dog. It wasn’t purebred or anything but it had very stylish hair and beautiful bangs. One of the passengers said, “You have such nice hair. Who did it for you?” It was the first time I saw a dog smile and look all proud. –Pikabu

#15 This is a very adorable kitty indeed.


#16 You never know what is going to happen in the future.

I took my dog for a walk in the evening. She ran into the bushes and returned to me with a kitten that she put near my feet. The kitten was very little and barely alive but I had my hands full with the dog alone and I couldn’t afford any treatment for the cat. I was almost ready to leave but my dog took the cat carefully and looked at me, blaming me for doing nothing.

I took the cat in, treated it, and named him Defoe. Now he loves my dog way more than he loves me. By the way, when I took the cat, I was offered a new job with a salary twice as big as my previous one. –Vk

#17 This is Niels and he has a beautiful story.


My cat’s name is Niels. 1.5 years ago, I saw him in the street. He was so small that I thought it was a big caterpillar. He was ill and almost totally blind due to an infection. The vets said that other cats make sick cats like this go away. I took him in and I never let him go. Don’t be afraid of picking up cats from the street. With the right care, they are the most loving creatures in the world.

What are your thoughts on these stories? Do you have a similar one that you want to share with us? If so why not tell us that story in the comments below? After all, we always love to hear from our readers. And why not share these stories with your friends so they can have a bit of joy when starting their day as well.


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