Grab your tissues because a rescue cate who lives with a neurological condition has taken his first steps, thanks to a brand-new set of wheels!
Meet Koby, a grey tabby with Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a condition that affects the brain’s ability to produce coordinated movements. Kirsten, his owner, has been documenting his journey on TikTok where the two have gained quite the following, so much so her GoFundMe page raised $1,313, exceeding the initial goal of $400!
As the page explains, Koby has ‘struggled to grow, maxing out at 2lbs 14oz’ and, now that he is unlikely to get any bigger, he’s ready for his ‘big boy wheels’.
‘Obtaining a set of wheels would mean that Koby could zoom around the new house and our new fenced in backyard chasing his brother bosco, and his favorite feather toys. He could get therapeutic exercise and practice his walking that he LOVES to do.’, she added.
Luckily, the day finally came for Koby to get his long-awaited wheels on August 7, with Kirsten sharing a clip to TikTok showing the emotional moment in which he took his first steps.
Many users were left touched by the footage with one commenting, ‘So proud of you buddy’, whilst another commented, ‘Oh I am straight up sobbing’.
We’re not crying, you are!