Last year, Texas student, Gabby Tropea, took in a lonely Cypriot cat, later named Boko, after she saw him wildly roaming the streets of her campus. The two have been inseparable ever since. Recently, an accident caused Boko and Gabby to be hermetically separated.
One morning, Gabby left Boko at home, whilst she took her sister to school. However, Gabby didn’t realise that she had locked herself out of her own house, as she didn’t see that her sister had just turned the lock. When she arrived back home, there was no way she could enter. Fortunately, she was not the only one who was worried.
“I was stumbling at the front door and Boko could hear that I couldn’t get in,” Gabby said. “He started crying and scratching at the door.” Gabby couldn’t see any options of getting back in, but fortunately, she didn’t have to wait outside for long, as Boko appeared to be in for a heroic act. “I walked to the patio, behind the house, and Boko saw that I was waiting for him there,” Gabby continues. “The patio door was on a slide lock, so it couldn’t be pushed open, but that wasn’t a problem for the smart cat.”
“He started pushing his head against the slide and I encouraged him to keep playing the game. That’s how I always coached him to lift a ball. He actually understood what I was trying to say and pushed the slide up, opening the back door!”
“He was so proud of himself when I gave him an extra pair of sweets as a reward. It was like he knew how much he just helped me out,” Gabby described.
Boko didn’t let anything come between him and his owner. Although the whole scene only lasted ten minutes, Boko clearly showed his love for Gabby by opening the door for the one who normally opens it for him, when he needs it. So Boko, a rescued alley cat, found a nice way to give back and complete the circle.