Little girl rescues cat from garbage can in Istanbul

Lost in the winding streets of Istanbul, an unseen tragedy plays out. All walk by without out a glance, without a word. All except for this little girl with a heart of gold.

This effigy of misery was lying in a garbage can in Istanbul. It wept feebly day and night.

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Every day, the local populace would walk by the kitten without even noticing it. Istanbul has 14 million inhabitants. No one even spared a moment. Deplorable…

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… but a sad truth. Only a little seven-year-old girl noticed his cries among the garbage and rushed to save him.

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Thankfully, this (still) anonymous girl’s father was a doctor and she brought it to him as quickly as possible.

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Once there, a nurse lovingly cared for this little patient. It was no small task considering his face was infested with maggots and mites.

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His ears and mouth were also deformed as it probably had fallen victim to other street cats.

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Nevertheless, with a little love and devotion, they managed to save this poor creature and nurse it back to health. The girl named it Gülümser, meaning “she who always smiles”. A fitting name!

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Now they are absolutely inseparable. This is the only existing photo of our little anonymous rescuer. They instantly became one heart and soul together.

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After only a couple of weeks, Gülümser was visibly recovering. The wounds healed and her fur slowly grew back.

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A thousand thanks to this anonymous little girl. If she hadn't acted so fast and selflessly, Gülümser would probably no longer be here. What a lovely story!

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What this girl did is simply beautiful. So young yet already so selfless — a real role model.

Share this little act of kindness with the world. No one knows the rescuer’s name. But her help can never be forgotten.

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