Elderly Man Cradles His Lone-Surviving Cat After His House Burnt Down To The Ground

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83-year-old Ali Mese, from Ordu Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey, stood in the street with tears in his eyes as he looked at what was left of his home.

He had accidentally burnt his house down after trying to light his wood stove with gasoline. He lost everything he owned, except for one of his cats, Sarikiz. He held his most prized possession close to his heart, as he sought comfort.

Ilhami Cetin

Ilhami Cetin

Neighbors called firefighters immediately after they saw flames coming from Ali’s house. Ali and his family, including the kitty, quickly made their way out of the house. Thankfully, none were harmed.

Ilhami Cetin

Ilhami Cetin

Sadly, the cat he was holding was the only cat who made it out alive. Ali had several other cats who perished in the fire, along with almost all of his hens.

Ilhami Cetin

Ilhami Cetin

Ali was transported to the hospital to get his minor burns taken care of. Once he was released, he reunited with his precious kitty and the two of them were beyond relieved to be together again after this horrible tragedy.

Ilhami Cetin

Ilhami Cetin

The Bolu government sent a team to build a new house for Ali, and many generous people have donated more than $7,000 to a GoFundMe that was set up for him.

Ilhami Cetin

Ilhami Cetin

Watch the moments Ali holds his kitten close to his chest in the video below:

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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