Some kitties just need to find the purrfect person before the come out of their shell.
This ginger beauty was the shyest cat at the shelter. Named Gabe, he was too scared of everyone to leave his box until one young woman came in and started talking to him and calling him Mr. Tumnus.
"He didn't respond to Gabe, but he is starting to pop out of his cat cave when I call for Mr. Tumnus!"
"We went to the shelter just to play with cats, knowing that we wanted one in the future. I've always loved big orange cats, and when I saw him, he reached his head out to me and nuzzled me, then climbed onto my shoulder," reddit user kaneick told Love Meow.
"The next weekend we went back (he'd been at the shelter for a month at this point and we'd not been able to get our minds off of him that whole week). He wouldn't come out of his box then, but we'd seen his potential so we adopted him!" she said.
"Three hours before this was taken, he was at the SPCA, too scared to leave his box. Now look at him!"
It just goes to show the magic that can happen when a cat finds the forever human he was meant for—and what a difference a day can make!
(h/t: Love Meow)
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