A Reddit user shared a picture of his cat appearing to hold his hand on the way to the vet to be put down.
Little Andrew was gray with golden eyes.
“He held our hands on his last trip to the vet. Little Andrew was much stronger than his mom and I,” the user captioned the photo, reports the Daily Mail.
Little Andrew's owner categorized the photo as being about “mourning/loss.”
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Many users shared that sentiment, offering condolences and recounting their own experiences with the death of their pets.
“It's amazing how they can tell when that final vet trip comes," wrote one. "Mine knew and was at peace about it, like yours was.”
“I lost my baby, a Russian Blue two years ago," another user added. "He looked just like your kitty. He was with me for 18 years. There's a special love there that you cannot explain. My wholehearted condolences.”
“I just found out today that I have to put my old man kitty down!" wrote a third. "This hit me hard and I feel your hurt my friend. He was a stray that was severely starving and abused when we found him. We named him ‘Scooty’. We would roll around on our bed and pull himself along our blankets. My heart is broken and I hope Scooty and Andrew can play together when he crosses the rainbow!”
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After receiving a large number of messages, Little Andrew's owner gave some more details.
“[He] got old and sick over the last year. He purred every day of his life and when he lost that, I knew it was time,” the Redditor wrote. “Always sad to lose a friend. Sorry for everybody else's loses as well.”
Another cat owner advised Little Andrew's owner to remember the good times.
“So sorry for your loss, brought memories of my beloved Cleo, I held her hand on the last moments at the vet and that’s something that for good or for bad, I will never forget,” a user wrote, reported The Telegraph. “As sad as it is to remember it though, it also makes me remember all the amazing good loving moments we enjoyed together.”