Depressed and sick, this grandfather's life turned around thanks to a cat (Gallery)
Akiko Dupont is a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan.
She works at Documentary Photography and currently lives with her 94-year-old grandfather, Jiji.
Jiji was once an abled bodied worker, but in 2009 his health took a turn for the worse, and he was mostly confined to his home. He couldn’t commute to work anymore and Jiji fell into a depression.
“The once outgoing man gradually lost his interest in life and became grumpier than ever. It was around that time that I brought Kinako to live with us,” Akiko shared with Bored Panda.
“An extraordinary friendship gradually grew between the two. Who would have thought that a timid kitten would befriend a grumpy old man! The border between human and animal melts, just as shy Kinako melted Jiji's heart.”
Check out the beautiful moments captured below.
Jiji has a renewed love for life, and that's all thanks to Kinako the cat.
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