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From the coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan comes a heartwarming story of triumph over adversity, of love and loss. But this tale — which is ricocheting around Chinese social media — is not a human story but a feline one.
It centers on Lele, a two-year-old British shorthair cat who lived with a big family in Wuhan and who happened to be pregnant during the epidemic.
Seven members of one family became infected with the coronavirus and, one by one, were hospitalized. But the family members were reluctant to ask a neighbor to look after Lele, worried about exposing them to risk of infection.
So, they set out two big bags of cat food, and a trough of water for her. They also built her a comfy nest in which to have her babies.