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.
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…
… but a sad truth. Only a little seven-year-old girl noticed his cries among the garbage and rushed to save him.
Thankfully, this (still) anonymous girl’s father was a doctor and she brought it to him as quickly as possible.
Once there, a nurse lovingly cared for this little patient. It was no small task considering his face was infested with maggots and mites.
His ears and mouth were also deformed as it probably had fallen victim to other street cats.
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!
Now they are absolutely inseparable. This is the only existing photo of our little anonymous rescuer. They instantly became one heart and soul together.
After only a couple of weeks, Gülümser was visibly recovering. The wounds healed and her fur slowly grew back.
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!
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.