10 years ago, an elderly lady named Nancy Cowen adopted a stray cat which she named Cleo. Sadly, the two had to part 8 years later when Nancy had to be put in Bramley House care home in the village of Westcott, Sussex, UK and the cat moved in with a neighbour. A few weeks later, however, a friendly cat started wandering around the care home, peering through the windows and sleeping in front of the home. She would not leave.

“One of the other carers picked her up one day and Nancy said, ‘That cat looks like my cat,'” recalled caregiver Laura Costello. “Then she said ‘But my cat lost part of her tail in a traffic accident, ‘” she added. The workers then checked the cat’s tail and it was missing most of it. That’s when they realized it was Cleo.

“I don’t know how Cleo found her,” Costello told The Dodo. “There’s no way she could have followed her, since it’s quite a ways from where Nancy used to live before she came here.” Luckily, the nursing home let Nancy keep her faithful cat, so the two could spend their golden years together. “We were all absolutely delighted. We all thought it was wonderful,” said caregiver Leslie Thomas.

(h/t: thedodo)

Nancy Cowen lived with her adopted cat for 8 years until she had to move to a nursing home and leave her kitty to a neighbour

But the cat had other ideas… after a few weeks, she tracked Nancy’s whereabouts and the nursing home let them live together!