Epic Journey of Refugee Cat Will Have You Cutting Onions [Video]

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
What do you mean you haven’t cried today? Well, let’s just fix that up right now with this three-tissue video of a refugee family being reunited with their beloved cat.

In times of war and oppression, people are often forced to leave their homes and all of their possessions. But for some, there’s no way they’d ever leave their pet behind – after all, they are a part of the family, and they make us whole.

In this video, we’re introduced to a family (complete with cat), that was forced to flee Iraq. There was never a doubt that their beloved kitty, Kunkush, wouldn’t be coming with them. The family of refugees, consisting of mother, five children and cat, fled to the Greek island of Lebos in November of 2015.

At the same time they escaped, 100,000 other refugees made their way to the island – to say it was chaotic is an understatement. And it was during this time when Kunkush got scared and ran off from his family.

Fortunately, he was found on the streets of a nearby village a few days later and taken to a vet. Unfortunately, his family was forced to move on, and the vet didn’t know where they’d gone. He was renamed Dias (Greek for Zeus), and that’s where you’d think the story would end… but you’d be wrong.

Two months later, a volunteer flew with him to Berlin and the search for his family began.

So what happened? Well, watch the video below – and be sure to have the Kleenx box handy. I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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