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Iris Grace (5) is autistic and never smiled. Until she met Maine Coon Thula...

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How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully

Thula, a Maine Coon, is a therapy cat for Iris, a little girl with autism. With Thula around, Iris has become more verbal and open.

How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully

Iris and Thula share a special bond, Thula giving undeniable love and loyalty to “her girl” and Iris loving her back just the same. | How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully

How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully

…and Thula accompanies Iris on all of her backyard adventures. | How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully

How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully

The pair does nearly everything together, and Thula is innately in tune to Iris' emotions and needs.

Autistic six-year-old paints, cycles and SWIMS with her cat

Just having Thula sit on Iris's lap calms her down and puts her at ease when she becomes s...

How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully

Thula even helps Iris’ mother during their homeschooling sessions. | How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully

19 Kids Who Restored Your Faith In Humanity In 2014

Iris Grace, a 4-year-old girl with autism, who has a beautiful friendship with a therapy cat named Thula. | 19 Kids Who Restored Your Faith In Humanity In 2014

How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully

They share a daily after-lunch nap… | How Thula The Cat Helps A Girl With Autism Live Life More Fully