Gillian Rogers was going home on the New York City subway the other day when a man in the same train compartment caught her eye — and instantly brightened her spirits.
The man Rogers noticed wasn’t alone, it turns out.
A little kitten wrapped in a towel sat on the stranger’s lap.
Rogers told The Dodo, “He was bottle-feeding her.” “You could see he was concerned. My heart felt like it was ready to burst when I saw someone who cared so much. He was completely immersed in the situation.”
Rogers felt she couldn’t leave the train without learning more about the man, so she approached him and inquired about how he’d met the cat.
“We spoke,” she explained. “He said he discovered the cat by himself between two buildings.”
Rather of abandoning the cat to her fate, the guy had saved her and taken it upon himself to keep her warm and fed.
“As he fed her, the cat was staring up at him,” Rogers recalled. “It was very touching. ‘Thank you,’ I said.”
Rogers’ stop was soon approaching, and she had to depart before she could ask the man his name. Despite the fact that they parted as strangers, Rogers’ day had been altered merely by experiencing the man’s wonderful heart.
“It was certainly a memorable occasion.” “I felt like I was walking on air when I stepped off the train,” Rogers remarked. “I felt pleased – as though it had restored my faith in humanity.” There are still good individuals in the world.”
Rogers found the sight particularly moving since, as the founder of Pet Rescue Squad Inc., she devotes her life to assisting animals. However, after blogging about the meeting online, which has now gone viral, Rogers discovered exactly how powerful a stranger’s gesture of kindness can be.
“I had no idea the photo was going to resonate as it has. It makes me happy,” she said. “I think we all need something to cheer us up.”