A video of a woman with dementia meeting a robot cat for the first time has the internet melting its hearts.
The video posted to YouTube shows 81-year-old Virginia Smith receiving a life-like cat for her birthday. She was left heartbroken a couple of years ago when she was forced to give up her own kitty when she moved into a nursing home.
So the family decided to get her another companion, without the hassle of a litter box. The little white furry robotic cat is equipped with sensors and purrs when it’s being touched.
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James never expected his mother to react the way she did. In the heartwarming moment when Smith meets the cat, you can hear her saying, “Isn’t that wonderful?”
She caresses the cat and cuddles it before she says she will name it “Robbie.”
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