Do you know Bailey?
He is very popular, so maybe you have seen it on ABC News, CBS News, and The Ellen Show. It has Facebook and Instagram accounts, and millions of people visit them. The whole story started with a sweet video.
This story has its end, and it will end in the same way it started.
In August 2018, Bailey became famous from a video of Erin Merryn’s daughter Abigail singing the song ‘’You Are My Sunshine’’, gently touching his head.
Both of them are so sweet, and the owners describe the cat as the most affectionate, loving, sweet, tolerant cat.
Bailey is Ms. Merryn’s pet for 14 years. They first met when she was in college and hidden him in her dorm room.
Ms. Merryn regards him as a lottery win!
“I have always said if everyone had a Bailey, there would be a lot fewer people in this world lonely or depressed. I always told people there was a little human inside Bailey.”
Abigail adores the cat, too. She includes the cat in every activity that she plays with her sister. Bailey is even included in the dress-up game.
Have you ever seen such a fantastic cat??
Merryn told PEOPLE:
“It was an inseparable bond of laying on him, pushing him in strollers, giving him baths, taking baths with him, sitting in high chair feeding him with bibs on, laying in their laps with his full attention as they read to him or sang to him, sitting at a desk and playing school with them, lemonade stands, picnics on the front porch, and Halloween costumes,”
Unfortunately, we, the people, met Bailey right before he died. But, it was a pleasure knowing you.
A couple of months after the video share, the cat passed away due to kidney failure. In his most challenging time, the cat was surrounded by the family and died peacefully at the vet’s office.
Merryn explained the goodbye process.
“I could not stop crying when he passed. It was one of the worst days of my life, and I have had some pretty terrible life experiences,”
‘’A part of the awful part of that day was not only losing my precious sweet boy but having to tell my 4-year-old Abby that we had to say goodbye to Bailey because he was really sick and they can’t make him better. The look in her face I will never forget.”
Those who own a pet know how devastating it is to lose it.
The Final Video
From the day when Abigail learned how to talk, she sings the song called ‘’You Are My Sunshine’’ to Bailey. The family shared another video, the last one when Abigail sings this song to Bailey as a goodbye, and her sister Hannah helps her.
“I was stunned to see the love from people around the world and amazed the power of the Internet has for people on the other side of the world able to find joy and laughter from a cat they have never met,” –Merryn concluded.