It’s been tough for Yash Pandit. The artist from Mumbai, India has been battling mental health issues, and even though he’s worked really hard to get everything under control, he still needed a little help. A special someone to support him. A cat.

“I chose Bagheera because I always wanted a dark-colored cat,” Pandit told Bored Panda. “There’s always this stupid superstition surrounding dark cats about them being bad luck, so not many people wanted him anyway. But mostly because out of all of the kittens there, he was the one I connected with, he was very calm. loving and always looking to cause some mischief. I fell in love with him the moment I saw him.”

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