Although the cat had probably endured a tough life, she nonetheless had a gentle and affectionate nature. As a result, Manning couldn’t help but stop to pet the loving animal. And then the stray did something that surprised him – she jumped onto his knee.
Manning was so enamored by his new furry friend, in fact, that he documented the whole encounter for his social media followers. “Made friends with the most affectionate street cat,” he announced on Twitter, “and then [she] started following me.” Apparently, she wanted some company.
Manning described the events that followed to The Dodo in November 2017. “After about five minutes, I started getting up to head home, and she was super scared,” he recalled. “So I crouched down, and she ran right over to me again.”