New York and the surrounding area is often hit with extreme weather conditions and the temperature can quickly drop below freezing.
So it can be very tough if you're a community cat and don't have a warm place to go.
Nathaniel lives in Brooklyn and whilst working from home on a snowy day he realized something was happening outside his apartment window.
It was then that he noticed there was a stray cat pawing at his window, asking to come in - and who can blame her, it was freezing out there.
He immediately recognised the cat as Chunk Chunk, one of the members of a nearby stray cat colony.
Knowing that Chunk Chunk was having the worse time of her life, Nathaniel knew he had to do something.
He had never been a cat fan, but his fiancée Renee, volunteers her time to help keep the local community cats safe.
They first met Chunk Chunk about a year ago during another particularly cold spell.
She had shown up at their window with two kittens in tow, they managed to catch the kittens but Chunk Chunk quickly disappeared - I think she knew her kittens were in a safe place.
And here she was a year later, pawing at their window asking for help.
He couldn't leave this kitty out in the cold and snow so he allowed the shivering cat in so she could warm up on such a miserable day.
“I've always been pretty reticent about bringing the cats inside, but I knew Renee would really want me to help Chunk Chunk out,” he explained.
“I love Renee and I knew helping Chunk Chunk was the right thing to do.”
He did manage to film her before letting her in !!
Chunk Chunk was very skittish and Nathaniel was worried that she wouldn't get on with their dog.
So he decided the safest place for her would be in the bathroom, so he put some towels on the floor to make her comfortable.
When Renee arrived home from work she didn't seem surprised when she learned about their house guest.
“She’s been one of the friendliest community cats that I’ve ever come across,” she said.
“She’s always asking for pets and starts purring within seconds.”
Meanwhile, they took Chunk Chunk to the vet to make sure that she was in good health.
They've discovered that she likes a good brushing, something that a community cat like Chunk Chunk has probably never experienced before.
And she's even got used to being around the family dog, Hugo.
Let's hope the two of them will soon be best friends.
I think they will be friends because Chunk Chunk has already taken to stealing Hugo's bed!
Because, after all, isn't that what cats do? We think they'll all have a happy life together.
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