Iris Grace is a little girl who loves to paint. She’s autistic and she has a cat friend Thula, who gives her love and huge help with therapy for her condition. We all know what great articles BoredPanda puts together for us – here’s another one, as the story of Iris and Thula the cat is taken up :
It turns out that (Iris) has a behind-the-scenes helper who’s also worthy of praise – that’s Thula, her therapeutic cat.
Thula, who is almost 1 year old, is a Maine Coon. This breed is known as the intelligent and gentle giant of the cat world and though she’s still small and young, Thula does not disappoint. Her gentle and compassionate character is especially important for Iris, a young girl growing up with autism; “Thula has lowered [Iris’] daily anxieties in life and keeps Iris calm,” Iris’ mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, told Bored Panda, “but equally has the effect of encouraging her to be more social. She will talk more to Thula, saying little phrases like ‘sit cat’.
Wonderful pictures of Iris and her cat follow…
Iris and Thula the cat play together