Seeing that the cat wasn't getting better, İvaşcu decided to write about his sad situation on social media. From there, word about Tombi spread like wildfire.
"The story got a lot of attention and support on all TV news," İvaşcu said. "I had a lot of support from many people, including from my manager and the director of education in İzmir."
Even the parent who complained had a change of heart. She wanted the cat back in class, too.
And sure enough, school officials gave the OK for Tombi to return.