Jet, a very social black cat, visited a senior assisted living center every other week with his handler, Joyce. One of the residents who visited with Jet regularly said, “Jet makes my day.” She shared that she had been upset earlier, “but everything is all right now that I am with Jet because he is so calm.” Other times, Jet provided a soothing presence to those who had received bad news and comforted lonely residents who were spending their first holidays away from their homes. One young lady who was there visiting her mother who was in a wheelchair remarked as her mother interacted with Jet, “It’s so good to see you smile again.” Even the residents who didn’t pet Jet benefited because his presence always stimulated memories and conversations.
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