This disfigured little kitten was roaming the streets of Istanbul. No one bothered to stop and help her. No one wanted to touch her, not even to offer her a proper meal or a home where she will be unconditionally loved.
People were just too frightened to even look at the cat’s face. They wouldn’t even look past the obvious issues to offer a bit of comfort.
Luckily, one very special seven-year-old girl came along and changed the cat’s life forever. The fragile feline was poking around the garbage cans – starved, malnourished and in desperate need of some love.
What happened with this kitten next?
The girl begged her parents to let her take this poor little kitty home. Finally, her father agreed and they took the kitten home with them.
When they took the kitten to the vet, it turned out that the cat was in desperate need of a lot of medical care. She was completely covered in maggots that were eating her slowly. Therefore, she was missing most of her nose, had a badly infected eye, and was ratty and malnourished.
The vets decided that the kitten needed surgery and with a special diet and some hard drugs afterward, this disfigured little kitten looked completely different.
In addition, they named the kitty Gülümser, which means “she who always smiles.”
Especially relevant is that it took a little girl with a pure heart to see past what adults deemed impossible to see.