Everyone needs a hero, and street animals are no exception.
“We call him Catman,” the aunt of the 5-year-old Shon Griffin from Philadelphia says in an interview with ABC news.
Kris Papeirnik and her fiancee for many years have been fostering and rescuing street cats, and they recently called the local group they’re looking after as the Kolony Kats.
However, one cat named bug just recently wouldn’t cooperate with the couple on being neutered by getting his shots.
“Nothing we tried worked.” But that was when he noticed how his nephew, Shon had formed special bonds with the felines. “The cats took to him right away. Bug came right over to Shon, rubbed against his legs and allowed him to pet him.”
From that point on, Shon never stopped being Catman. When he does regularly visit his aunt and the Kat Kolony, he’s dressed in his superhero outfit for the day, petting and feeding the cats as well as being there if any problems that may arise. He was even able to win the hearts of the most unfriendly cats in the Kolony.
“He’d scratch their bellies and scratch their heads. It was to see these cats who wouldn’t even allow us to touch them but immediately took to him. He must have this magical effect that the cats can pick up,” Shon’s aunty Kristy told the Dodo.
Alright, Catman for the win!
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