We don't choose our cats—they choose us! And when one stray kitty in Romania set eyes on an American soldier named Justin, he knew he'd found his purrfect forever human.
After walking up to demand pets and cuddles, he fell asleep in Justin's helmet.
"I picked up this kitten weeks ago and he followed me to the barracks we live, on a semi-abandoned base," Justin told Love Meow. "I named him Salem."
Since the day they first met, little Salem has been Justin's shadow, following him wherever he goes.
Salem's favorite place to sleep (other than Justin's helmet) is curled up securely in Justin's lap.
"There is a huge problem with strays in this country. They are everywhere. This little guy just took a liking to me," Justin says.
Salem likes to reward Justin after a hard day's work with purrs and cuddles galore.
The comfort and affection Salem offers "reminds me of home," Justin adds.
This little guy has stolen his human's heart.
With less than two months left on his tour, Justin is working on getting the kitty to the vet while looking for a rescue group that could help arrange a trip to get Salem to his home in El Paso, Texas.
"My wife and I would love to give this little guy a warm home to live in."
As for Salem, as long as he's with Justin, he knows he's home already.
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