Take a look at Iron the cat. No one wanted him his whole life until his final year. The stray cat was only noticed by the world after a video of him went viral. Iron was eventually saved from the streets by two volunteers who brought him to the vet. With a bad eye and several skin problems, it was obvious that the kitty needed help. At the same time, Iron suffered from a rare condition known as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).
The condition was in the chronic stages and things weren’t looking too good. But, the kitten was iron-willed. While staying at the clinic, he became the staff’s favorite pet. He wanted to be pet all the time and loved nothing more than playing with Powder, a kitten also infected with FIV.
Iron and Powder were inseparable. They went everywhere together and loved sunbathing next to one window. Over time, Iron’s condition improved, but it wasn’t enough. After a while, the cat retreated in himself and only wanted to enjoy the sun in front of the window. He spent his final days looking out, not caring for what’s happening around him. Although his life was short, Iron experienced the one thing he never did before – love.