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Adults Were Terrified To Look At The Kitty, Until A 7-Year-Old Girl Saved Her
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Adults Were Terrified To Look At The Kitty, Until A 7-Year-Old Girl Saved Her

No one bothered to stop and help this stray cat who spent its miserable days living on the streets of Istanbul. People were just too frightened to even look at the cat’s facial deformities as it was ‘too ugly’ – until one brave and kind 7-year-old girl showed up and changed the ugly cat’s life forever…

The girl found the abandoned animal between garbage cans – starved, malnourished, in desperate need of some love. She took the tiny kitten home and begged her father to do everything to save the unfortunate feline. The disfigured cat was immediately taken to the vets who gave her proper medicine and even surgically repaired the roughest of features.

Now the cat not only looks different, but she also has a different life. People named the kitty Gülümser, which means “she who always smiles.” If this story didn’t restore your faith in humanity, we don’t know what would!

(h/t: shareably)

Everyone neglected this disfigured kitty who spent days living on the streets of Istanbul

People were just too frightened to even look at the cat’s face as it was ‘too ugly’

Until one 7-year-old girl showed up and changed the cat’s life forever

The girl found the cat between the garbage cans, malnourished and in need of some love

She took the kitty home and begged her father to do everything to save the unfortunate feline

The cat was immediately taken to the vets who gave her proper medicine

They even surgically repaired cat’s features. Now the kitty has different looks and a different life…

People named the kitty Gülümser, which means “she who always smiles”

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Isabelle Vive
Community Member
5 years ago

I am so thankful that people like this still exist! Proof that humanity's still present today.

晟宇 张
Community Member
5 years ago

Come on! Humanity always exists. Just the Press always like to cover those without.

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Gabriella Grossi
Community Member
5 years ago

She saw him with the eyes of her heart. Great girl!

criminalgirl
Community Member
5 years ago

Good people.

Jeni H
Community Member
5 years ago

What a sweet and kind little girl to take this cat home!! Bless that family for taking her to the vet and getting her healthy. I'm so happy for that beautiful kitty!!!

Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

What a beautiful little girl who saw this kitty with love and compassion. A beautiful heartwarming story.

Mell
Community Member
5 years ago

Whatever happens to an animal, it still IS loveable.

Inurri
Community Member
5 years ago

This is the reason I'm on Bored Panda. You can laugh on funny pictures, admire artist's skills, of course, but in the end stories like that inspire the most. Girl, you're my hero!

Speedy_Sloth
Community Member
5 years ago

This is also why I love bored panda. Not just for the funny stuff....<but I still love funny stuff) :3

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Speedy_Sloth
Community Member
5 years ago

I am so happy that this cat got the treatment it deserved. Probably had a hard life. It didn't deserve those harsh comments by people. This shows how much kids can really make an impact on the world. Love it!

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't even know what happened to the poor kitten to rip of part of its face :-( I hope Fortuna will smile on that little girl all her life.

Natasha L
Community Member
5 years ago

How sad that people shunned the cat because of her looks! Good on the girl for being braver than everyone else and seeing past all that

Jesse Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

You are an angel, you saved this sacred life!

over opinionated
Community Member
5 years ago

Children have an amazing gift to see beauty no matter what. Her compassion and love for the poor kitty warmed me up on such a cold day. I hope she never grows out of being such a sweetheart.

Becky Stacy
Community Member
5 years ago

Now this is a story I love to hear about, although I hate to read the horrible life it had before, animals don't hold onto the past in their memories, they live in the now, which means she knows nothing but love!!

Rimrim
Community Member
5 years ago

Mashallah

Maureen Brady
Community Member
5 years ago

Wonderful compassionate child. Please don't change when you reach adulthood, the world needs people like you. Praise for your daddy too who allowed you to keep this sweet kitty and sought the appropriate medical care.

Victoria
Community Member
5 years ago

We need more people like her..... True heart of gold!

jacluckycat
Community Member
5 years ago

This poor baby. The photos absolutely broke my heart. I'm so glad this kitty got a second chance, too many animals don't. I really hope whatever maimed the cat was an accident, not abuse. I'm off to hug my own kitty...

Doge_Is_Derpy
Community Member
5 years ago

Aww....Humanity is proven right here :3

madfairee
Community Member
5 years ago

i love this girl and her cat x

Robert Hamilton
Community Member
5 years ago

It's great that this little cat got the medical attention that it needed, but why the cosmetic surgery? That cat isn't self-conscious about its looks. I don't see the purpose of inflicting painful surgery on an animal for the sake of aesthetics.

Lyllian Lucille Snyder
Community Member
5 years ago

😥thankfull that little girl was there

Greta Bershteyn-Kosenko
Community Member
5 years ago

bless you

Adriana Van Luccas
Community Member
5 years ago

What an amazing and heart warming story ! God bless all the people who gave this kitty a second chance.

PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
5 years ago

Why does there have to be so many animals and people in need of help... I’m glad to see that there are people making a change no matter how big, or small the significance. :*(

Cindy Kruth
Community Member
5 years ago

The poor cat! It's amazing that the child had more pity than any of the adults. Put in this situation I'm ashamed to say I would have been pretty scared. Incredibly the kitten is alive and looks like a healthy cat. The missing ear actually adds to her personality:)

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
5 years ago

Bless you, wonderful young lady! You'll go far in life because you can see the beauty that others are to blind to see.

Bobbie English
Community Member
5 years ago

God bless this little girl and her father who listened ....may Karma double down on goodness for you both and the precious cat...

Sara Lowe
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing, wonderful family and great vet! What a lucky cat :)

Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago

Awwww I'm glad she is saved, it was meant to be happens. Blessed the little girl and her family make the best effort for this poor baby.

Joanne Palmer
Community Member
5 years ago

That brave & sweet little girl, seeing the beauty in all of gods creatures! Glad to see there a children out there with hearts of gold! Gives me some hope for this world!!

Tom Howe
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow... very hard not to be deeply moved by this. Some souls are truly amazing

Gaye Robinson
Community Member
5 years ago

what a great person!

Alexis
Community Member
5 years ago

God bless that child and her father for seeing that ALL of Gods creatures deserve love and have beautiful souls.

aliyev
Community Member
5 years ago

<3

| TheArtAddict |
Community Member
5 years ago

This girl is proof that there is a least a little bit of faith left in humanity. She's an amazing girl!

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
5 years ago

Such a beautiful cat. I am glad they could save her eye. Darling child who save the cat...

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

This still makes me cry. It would be nice if there were better pictures of the post-surgically-modified features.

Emerald Watters
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm not crying. YOU'RE CRYING!!

Denise Melek
Community Member
5 years ago

That girl is gonna go places <3

Crystllee
Community Member
5 years ago

I admit, it is painful to look at that poor kitten before being transformed by a young girl's love. Now the outside is just as beautiful. <3

Rimrim
Community Member
5 years ago

Awwww pooor. Cat

Lorraine
Community Member
5 years ago

What a beautiful child.

Quant
Community Member
5 years ago

This little girl is my hero.

Charlie Hyduk
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww that kitty is not ugly, its hurt! How is a grown ass adult scared to look at a poor, injured kitten? Get yo ass up and take it to get help!

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
2 years ago

"People" didn't name this sweet kitten Gülümser - that wonderful 7 year old did. That poor injured cat sat for four weeks, being watched but never helped, because it was a monster - before that incredible child came to her rescue. The "after" pictures shows what unconditional love and lots of TLC can accomplish 💗 I hope that sweet child has a great life.

Brooke McCall
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Sweet girl. ☺️ Glad there are people in this world who look on the inside. It warms my heart when people care like that. Such a beautiful child. 🐱🥰

Spark Starter
Community Member
5 years ago

you are a God sent child. love u little girl and u r beautiful cat as well

Purnima Chandra
Community Member
5 years ago

wow...all my blessings to this darling

Ann Grimes
Community Member
5 years ago

Kindness is beautifu!

Ella Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

awwwwww

Dani Téa
Community Member
5 years ago

She definitely has a sweet heart!!! I think God for people like her.

Dani Téa
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank**

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Remy Ellis
Community Member
1 year ago

So um... This stray cat keeps showing up at the back door of my house. We feed him whenever he drops by, and gave him a few blankets to stay warm, but he's choosing fights with the neighbor's dogs and shows up every day with more cuts. He won't let people near him, and he hisses when we try to pet him. He needs the vet but we can't get him into a carrier or anything else to take him here. I am the kid in the situation, does anyone have an idea?

spencer gutty
Community Member
1 year ago

I love thus story because I would have done the same thing and not just because of this story I said this I love cats currently I have 4 cats although I would help it get better I would not keep my mom wouldn't let me nor my dar

GarmTPug
Community Member
5 years ago

Children can look past the disfigurement and see the gem underneath! A beautiful story and a beautiful cat.

Jazmyn B (Jaz)
Community Member
5 years ago

I almost cried. That girl is a lifesaver, she deserves some recognition. It's so upsetting to know hundreds of people just walked past the poor kitty.

Sanne Sanders
Community Member
5 years ago

Faith in humanity restored!

Lazy Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

What kind of cowards were looking at this cat? I would've done the same

SnoConeGlobe
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm so happy to see that there are still kind people like her in the world.

Helia
Community Member
5 years ago

You are an angel

Multi Chara
Community Member
5 years ago

- one awesome kid.

LilicatUK
Community Member
5 years ago

The little girl and her family deserve a medal for saving the kitty!

Suntse
Community Member
5 years ago

Sonsuza dek böyle gülümseyin :)

Maura
Community Member
5 years ago

Very nice little girl.

L and P
Community Member
5 years ago

that's how i like to start a day with :) some good news..

Kai Schulze
Community Member
5 years ago

Kudos to the parents for raising such a compassionate child

Steve White
Community Member
5 years ago

Heart warming

Matheus Pereira
Community Member
5 years ago

Love healing..thanks for saving this kitty :)

Brianna Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that even the same cat?

Pantea Dadou
Community Member
5 years ago

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Very funny

Isabelle Vive
Community Member
5 years ago

I am so thankful that people like this still exist! Proof that humanity's still present today.

晟宇 张
Community Member
5 years ago

Come on! Humanity always exists. Just the Press always like to cover those without.

Load More Replies...
Gabriella Grossi
Community Member
5 years ago

She saw him with the eyes of her heart. Great girl!

criminalgirl
Community Member
5 years ago

Good people.

Jeni H
Community Member
5 years ago

What a sweet and kind little girl to take this cat home!! Bless that family for taking her to the vet and getting her healthy. I'm so happy for that beautiful kitty!!!

Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

What a beautiful little girl who saw this kitty with love and compassion. A beautiful heartwarming story.

Mell
Community Member
5 years ago

Whatever happens to an animal, it still IS loveable.

Inurri
Community Member
5 years ago

This is the reason I'm on Bored Panda. You can laugh on funny pictures, admire artist's skills, of course, but in the end stories like that inspire the most. Girl, you're my hero!

Speedy_Sloth
Community Member
5 years ago

This is also why I love bored panda. Not just for the funny stuff....<but I still love funny stuff) :3

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Speedy_Sloth
Community Member
5 years ago

I am so happy that this cat got the treatment it deserved. Probably had a hard life. It didn't deserve those harsh comments by people. This shows how much kids can really make an impact on the world. Love it!

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't even know what happened to the poor kitten to rip of part of its face :-( I hope Fortuna will smile on that little girl all her life.

Natasha L
Community Member
5 years ago

How sad that people shunned the cat because of her looks! Good on the girl for being braver than everyone else and seeing past all that

Jesse Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

You are an angel, you saved this sacred life!

over opinionated
Community Member
5 years ago

Children have an amazing gift to see beauty no matter what. Her compassion and love for the poor kitty warmed me up on such a cold day. I hope she never grows out of being such a sweetheart.

Becky Stacy
Community Member
5 years ago

Now this is a story I love to hear about, although I hate to read the horrible life it had before, animals don't hold onto the past in their memories, they live in the now, which means she knows nothing but love!!

Rimrim
Community Member
5 years ago

Mashallah

Maureen Brady
Community Member
5 years ago

Wonderful compassionate child. Please don't change when you reach adulthood, the world needs people like you. Praise for your daddy too who allowed you to keep this sweet kitty and sought the appropriate medical care.

Victoria
Community Member
5 years ago

We need more people like her..... True heart of gold!

jacluckycat
Community Member
5 years ago

This poor baby. The photos absolutely broke my heart. I'm so glad this kitty got a second chance, too many animals don't. I really hope whatever maimed the cat was an accident, not abuse. I'm off to hug my own kitty...

Doge_Is_Derpy
Community Member
5 years ago

Aww....Humanity is proven right here :3

madfairee
Community Member
5 years ago

i love this girl and her cat x

Robert Hamilton
Community Member
5 years ago

It's great that this little cat got the medical attention that it needed, but why the cosmetic surgery? That cat isn't self-conscious about its looks. I don't see the purpose of inflicting painful surgery on an animal for the sake of aesthetics.

Lyllian Lucille Snyder
Community Member
5 years ago

😥thankfull that little girl was there

Greta Bershteyn-Kosenko
Community Member
5 years ago

bless you

Adriana Van Luccas
Community Member
5 years ago

What an amazing and heart warming story ! God bless all the people who gave this kitty a second chance.

PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
5 years ago

Why does there have to be so many animals and people in need of help... I’m glad to see that there are people making a change no matter how big, or small the significance. :*(

Cindy Kruth
Community Member
5 years ago

The poor cat! It's amazing that the child had more pity than any of the adults. Put in this situation I'm ashamed to say I would have been pretty scared. Incredibly the kitten is alive and looks like a healthy cat. The missing ear actually adds to her personality:)

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
5 years ago

Bless you, wonderful young lady! You'll go far in life because you can see the beauty that others are to blind to see.

Bobbie English
Community Member
5 years ago

God bless this little girl and her father who listened ....may Karma double down on goodness for you both and the precious cat...

Sara Lowe
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing, wonderful family and great vet! What a lucky cat :)

Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago

Awwww I'm glad she is saved, it was meant to be happens. Blessed the little girl and her family make the best effort for this poor baby.

Joanne Palmer
Community Member
5 years ago

That brave & sweet little girl, seeing the beauty in all of gods creatures! Glad to see there a children out there with hearts of gold! Gives me some hope for this world!!

Tom Howe
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow... very hard not to be deeply moved by this. Some souls are truly amazing

Gaye Robinson
Community Member
5 years ago

what a great person!

Alexis
Community Member
5 years ago

God bless that child and her father for seeing that ALL of Gods creatures deserve love and have beautiful souls.

aliyev
Community Member
5 years ago

<3

| TheArtAddict |
Community Member
5 years ago

This girl is proof that there is a least a little bit of faith left in humanity. She's an amazing girl!

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
5 years ago

Such a beautiful cat. I am glad they could save her eye. Darling child who save the cat...

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

This still makes me cry. It would be nice if there were better pictures of the post-surgically-modified features.

Emerald Watters
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm not crying. YOU'RE CRYING!!

Denise Melek
Community Member
5 years ago

That girl is gonna go places <3

Crystllee
Community Member
5 years ago

I admit, it is painful to look at that poor kitten before being transformed by a young girl's love. Now the outside is just as beautiful. <3

Rimrim
Community Member
5 years ago

Awwww pooor. Cat

Lorraine
Community Member
5 years ago

What a beautiful child.

Quant
Community Member
5 years ago

This little girl is my hero.

Charlie Hyduk
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww that kitty is not ugly, its hurt! How is a grown ass adult scared to look at a poor, injured kitten? Get yo ass up and take it to get help!

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
2 years ago

"People" didn't name this sweet kitten Gülümser - that wonderful 7 year old did. That poor injured cat sat for four weeks, being watched but never helped, because it was a monster - before that incredible child came to her rescue. The "after" pictures shows what unconditional love and lots of TLC can accomplish 💗 I hope that sweet child has a great life.

Brooke McCall
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Sweet girl. ☺️ Glad there are people in this world who look on the inside. It warms my heart when people care like that. Such a beautiful child. 🐱🥰

Spark Starter
Community Member
5 years ago

you are a God sent child. love u little girl and u r beautiful cat as well

Purnima Chandra
Community Member
5 years ago

wow...all my blessings to this darling

Ann Grimes
Community Member
5 years ago

Kindness is beautifu!

Ella Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

awwwwww

Dani Téa
Community Member
5 years ago

She definitely has a sweet heart!!! I think God for people like her.

Dani Téa
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank**

Load More Replies...
Remy Ellis
Community Member
1 year ago

So um... This stray cat keeps showing up at the back door of my house. We feed him whenever he drops by, and gave him a few blankets to stay warm, but he's choosing fights with the neighbor's dogs and shows up every day with more cuts. He won't let people near him, and he hisses when we try to pet him. He needs the vet but we can't get him into a carrier or anything else to take him here. I am the kid in the situation, does anyone have an idea?

spencer gutty
Community Member
1 year ago

I love thus story because I would have done the same thing and not just because of this story I said this I love cats currently I have 4 cats although I would help it get better I would not keep my mom wouldn't let me nor my dar

GarmTPug
Community Member
5 years ago

Children can look past the disfigurement and see the gem underneath! A beautiful story and a beautiful cat.

Jazmyn B (Jaz)
Community Member
5 years ago

I almost cried. That girl is a lifesaver, she deserves some recognition. It's so upsetting to know hundreds of people just walked past the poor kitty.

Sanne Sanders
Community Member
5 years ago

Faith in humanity restored!

Lazy Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

What kind of cowards were looking at this cat? I would've done the same

SnoConeGlobe
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm so happy to see that there are still kind people like her in the world.

Helia
Community Member
5 years ago

You are an angel

Multi Chara
Community Member
5 years ago

- one awesome kid.

LilicatUK
Community Member
5 years ago

The little girl and her family deserve a medal for saving the kitty!

Suntse
Community Member
5 years ago

Sonsuza dek böyle gülümseyin :)

Maura
Community Member
5 years ago

Very nice little girl.

L and P
Community Member
5 years ago

that's how i like to start a day with :) some good news..

Kai Schulze
Community Member
5 years ago

Kudos to the parents for raising such a compassionate child

Steve White
Community Member
5 years ago

Heart warming

Matheus Pereira
Community Member
5 years ago

Love healing..thanks for saving this kitty :)

Brianna Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that even the same cat?

Pantea Dadou
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Very funny

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