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Micky the cat tries to cheer up his human mom when she is feeling low.

“Feeling low? Micmac to the rescue! Animals are the best teachers. Their lessons are pure, without guile and they’re never critical. Oh, and they heap praise wherever they find an opportunity,” said Micmac’s mom.

Meet Lupo the giant 30 lb. Maine Coon cat. “He’s also extremely cuddly and doubles as a purring blanket in winter,” said Lupo’s human mom via reddit.

“I’m 4’10”, but he is still a pretty big boy,” she added. “He’s actually not quite done growing yet. Lupo’s almost three, and Maine Coons generally finish growing at five. He’s got time to become even more fluffy. He was the size of a ‘typical’ cat at three months.”

“(Maine Coons) also happen to be the largest breed of cat, not counting Savannahs. They are long-haired, but that insulation works both ways- keeps the heat in in the winter, and keeps it out in the summer. They are wonderful! Not only do you get a lot of cat to love, but they are amazing loyal, playful, and are generally your buddies from day 1.”

“He loves getting his belly rubbed, and even flops down on the floor, purring unexpectedly,” she wrote. “He follows me from room to room, and I know when he lies on the floor, stomach up, he actually wants belly-rubs.”

Meet Lupo the giant Maine Coon cat.

lupo the maine coon cat

“I’m 4’10”, but he is still a pretty big boy.”

lupo the maine coon cat

Lupo when he was a kitten. “He was the size of a ‘typical’ cat at three months.”

lupo the maine coon cat

“He loves getting his belly rubbed, and even flops down on the floor, purring unexpectedly.”

lupo the maine coon cat

Lupo and his buddy.

lupo the maine coon cat

He’s extremely cuddly.

lupo the maine coon cat

“…and doubles as a purring blanket in winter.”

lupo the maine coon cat

Photos via imgur.

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A Maine Coon cat Thula and a girl with autism share a special bond. Thula has become her faithful best friend and helps her live her life more fully.

Iris Grace Halmshaw, a 4-year-old girl from the UK has been struggling with communication, expressing affection and social interaction. Her parents introduced Thula the cat back in Febuary, 2014, the little furry friend has brought sunshine into her life since.

“She has been at Iris’s side since she arrived and slept in her arms during her first night here. A true Maine Coon, affectionate, loving and intelligent. It seemed like they were old friends as I watched them on the sofa. We have named her Thula after one of Iris’s favourite African lullabies called ‘Thula, Thula’ meaning Peace and Tranquillity in Zulu,” said Arabella Carter-Johnson.

“The morning routine is changing, Iris once slow to stir and difficult to get going before 9am has now got springs in her feet. Waking up with her new friend beside her spreads a wide smile and I hear her say ‘more’ as she walks following her to the stairs.”

“Thula’s constant presence and gentle nature is having a remarkable effect upon Iris who is nonverbal most of the time, I am hearing more words, she is instructing Thula on how she wants her to be.”

“She has become her best friend helping her in ways I could only imagine. She helps me settle her at night, wake her in the morning, with bath time, hair brushing…you name it Thula will find a way to help Iris through whatever problem she is going through, it’s incredible.”

Thula The Cat Helps Iris Girl With Autism

She chats with Thula about everything. They are inseparable.

Thula The Cat Helps Iris Girl With Autism

Thula encourages Iris to read her a story while playing.

Thula The Cat Helps Iris Girl With Autism

They love playing and being creative together.

Thula The Cat Helps Iris Girl With Autism

Iris loves to paint, and Thula is her assistant, sitting quietly while watching her work.

Thula The Cat Helps Iris Girl With Autism

“Iris and Thula had a relaxed morning together, I managed to fit in some counting and speech therapy and it worked really well, I would say ‘How many ears has Thula got ?’ she would point and say ‘one, two’ the same for paws, ‘one, two, three, four’ and so on. I even got her to shake paws, Iris has never wanted to shake peoples hands,” said Arabella.

Thula The Cat Helps Iris Girl With Autism

They share a daily after-lunch nap on the couch, peaceful purring…

Thula The Cat Helps Iris Girl With Autism

Iris and Thula share a special friendship, Thula giving undeniable love and loyalty to her best friend and Iris loving her back just the same.

Thula The Cat Helps Iris Girl With Autism

Follow Iris and Thula on Facebook and website. Source: Ozzicat and Buzzfeed.