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article imageRefugees bring along their pet cat

By Owen Weldon     Sep 14, 2015 in Lifestyle
Images of a cat and its family have been going viral on social media. The cat and its owners made the journey by sea from Syria to Europe.
A Syrian family took the journey across the Mediterranean sea to Lesbos, Greece, and they brought along their pet kitten.
The photos of the refugees and their cat were uploaded to social media, and they show the family arrive on shore with the tiny kitten. Since being uploaded, the photos have gone viral.
Rescuers who were waiting for the refugees were told that the cat was named Zaytouna, which means olive in Arabic. A man was holding the kitten in a sling and was smiling as he let people pet the animal.
The response to the photos of the refugees and their cat has appeared to be positive for the most part. Some social media users have praised the family for bringing their cat with them as they fled Syria. One social media user described the gesture as wonderful and another said that the photos filled their heart with love.
The family has plans on going further north in Europe, and their cat will be going along with them for the rest of the journey.
The Syrian family will probably not be the last to flee to Europe, as Greece has seen 250,000 refugees arrive in the country, and that is just for this year alone.
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