6-year-old Iris has desperately struggled to come out of her shell until her mother introduced her to Thula, who is a Maine coon cat.
Iris was diagnosed with autism back in 2011 when she was 2-years-old.
Her mother had been exploring the idea of getting Iris a furry companion when she brought home Thula. When she did, Iris’ life miraculously began to change. Iris has become famous for her artwork, some of which has been purchased by Angelina Jolie.
Iris’ life has been totally and completely transformed thanks her amazing relationship with a very special cat.
Here’s just one of her paintings entitled Sea Elf: