Deep Friendship Between Young Girl With Autism And Her Cat, Captured In Beautiful Photos

Iris Grace is a five-year-old girl who has autism and has already made headlines for her incredible talent as a young painter. But there’s another part of her story that didn’t get reported to its fullest extent: her strong relationship with her pet cat ‘Thula’.

#1. Introducing Thula, Iris’ 1-year-old, hyper-focused, Maine Coon cat

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#2. No matter what Iris decides to do, Thula is eager to join

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#3. She is the absolute best friend to cuddle during naptime

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#4. Thula keeps Iris’ anxiety at a manageable level so she can interact better in social situations

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#5. Maine Coon cats are known for their intuition and intelligence and immediately sense how and when their owners need them

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#6. But Thula’s favorite activity with Iris is watching her attentively as she paints

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#7. She even waits until the final masterpiece is finished

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#8. Because of Iris’ mental condition, large therapy animals like horses were not a suitable fit

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#9. After Iris wouldn’t connect with a therapy dog because his tail wagged too intensely, the family decided to try a calmer animal: a therapy cat

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#10. Iris immediately fell in love with Thula

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