On Dec. 31, 2015, a Reddit user known as GoldenState posted photos of his girlfriend’s cat to that site, along with the picture of a handwritten note.
His post said: "My girlfriends cat came home with this note today" and the writer of the note talked about how the cat would visit frequently:
I don’t know who this cat belongs to, but she comes visits us every few weeks. She’ll meow outside our back door until we let her in, she wounds herself around our legs, walks around the house like it’s hers, waits at the fridge until my husband or I feed her baloney. She doesn’t like… cat food very much! We look forward to her visits. We lost our 21 yr old cat this yr.
The cat’s name is Nala, and images went viral, receiving more than 3 million views on Imgur and more than 5,000 upvotes on Reddit, reported the San Francisco Globe.
The story of Nala prompted some interesting comments from users on Reddit and Facebook:
Write a note back! Have the cat deliver it.
[Nala] was friends with their cat, and was just wanting to let people know that they were loved still by a fur baby…
Just lost my 20 year old cat last week. For the past 6 weeks or so a big yellow kitty has shown up on weekends to visit. I don’t know where he belongs but his visits are most welcome.
We used to have a cat like this ... stopped coming to our house so often. About 2 months later comes and visits us and is like 40% larger ... he's a boy so not pregnant. We think he found another house who just feeds him a lot more.
This is how I lost my cat. Cat permanently moved in with a lil old lady down the street.