Correspondence began between the neighbors, and Walter (the name of the cat across the road) got thousands of fans.
Leeds 25-year-old Shan Cosgrove found herself at home in self-isolation after a wave of coronavirus infections swept Britain. In order to maintain a little connection with the outside world, she often looked out the window and at some point noticed her friend – a black and white cat in the house opposite. She even came up with the nickname Eric – because of the “grandeur” of the animal.
Cosgrove, in a conversation with reporters, noted that during the year of her life in the area she had never talked with a neighbor from that apartment. But she thought, “What am I to lose?” and pasted a poster on the window: “What is the name of the black and white cat?”.
The girl did not count on an answer, but after a few hours an answer appeared in the window opposite: the cat’s name is Walter.
Cosgrove posted a tweet with correspondence, and he gained great popularity. The girl continued to share correspondence with subscribers: she told her neighbor about Walter’s fame and made him several compliments.
In other news… the cat over the road is called Walter pic.twitter.com/loIHA2J4mH— Sian Cosgrove (@sian_cosgrove) March 29, 2020
Update… we're flirting pic.twitter.com/Tcl4XVR8He— Sian Cosgrove (@sian_cosgrove) March 29, 2020
Twitter users reacted warmly to such an attempt to better recognize the neighbor’s cat. And his owner then pasted a poster with the cat’s nickname on Instagram – six thousand people signed up for the account in a day.
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