Depression is a dark and lonely place to live and it can be difficult to let anyone in. When Reddit user Derpton89 rescued three deathly ill kittens, caring for them became a ray of light in his darkness. He had been feeding them after he found they’d been abandoned by their mother. Sadly, the building had a no animals policy so he couldn’t bring them inside. One day when he was bringing them food he discovered that two of them had died, probably of an infection, the third kitten was barely hanging on to life. He decided to take a risk and look after the ill kitty in his apartment. He immediately took him to the vet where she was put on an IV and given medicine.
Soon the kitten, who he decided to name Dante, was able to open his eyes and stand for the first time. After a week of treatment Dante’s eyes began to clear and his appetite began to match that of a growing kitten. He even found his voice and began to meow! Day by day Derpton watched as Dante grew bigger and healthier. Seeing the once poorly kitten become active and begin to develop a personality delighted him. This man was suffering from depression but the kitten was just what he needed to help pull him out. He has even spoken to a therapist about having Dante declared as an emotional support animal. In a way, they saved each other! Another heart warming story demonstrating the amazing impact of animals.