Veteran Decides To End His Life, Goes For One Last Smoke, Then He Hears Rustling In Bushes

He heard a tiny meow and a black and white kitten appeared. “He just walked up and started rubbing up against my leg and let me pet him, I broke down crying, burst into tears,” he says in his short film ‘Josh & Scout, a Mutual Rescue.’ “Maybe he knew there was something I couldn’t quite handle.”

That moment and that simple touch saved Josh’s life.

“I stopped thinking about all my problems and started thinking about his problems and what I could do to help him,” Marino said.

Josh fed the kitten every day and named him ‘Scout.’ He began a healing process and started making steps forward in his life. He was disappointed when, one day, Scout didn’t appear at his usual spot. This led Josh to seek out an adoption even for cats to find another cat to help, since helping Scout had such a profound, positive effect on his life.

At the event, he recognized a cat—it turned out to be Scout— Josh adopted him then and there.

Watch Josh and Scout’s emotional and heartwarming short film.

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