When Robin Williams and her partner heard high-pitched meows coming from their porch one morning, they weren’t exactly surprised — Baby Cat, a vocal neighborhood cat, had a habit of visiting them every day, and she’d often use her voice to let them know that she was there.
“Baby Cat has been coming to our house for the past year now and has always been very loud,” Williams told The Dodo. “She would come to the door, and she would meow very loud to get our attention.”
But, this time, something about the cat’s cries was different.
The couple was used to hearing meows around their house — in addition to the stray cats who’d stop by regularly for affection and food, Williams and her partner had a cat of their own. But, within minutes of meeting Baby Cat for the first time, they could tell that she was special.
“She trusted us from the first day we met her,” Williams said. “Baby Cat was always with this older gray cat. The older cat was too scared to come and get food from the porch, but Baby Cat would walk right up to the door and get food from us.”
From that day on, Baby Cat started visiting Williams’ home on a regular basis. Before long, the couple’s relationship with the stray cat evolved from that of strangers to best friends.