As it turns out, the special pairing was just as life-changing for Lou. According to his former caretakers at Lorca Animal Rescue, he'd been having trouble finding a forever home.
"We didn't understand why Lou couldn't find a family, being such a docile and affectionate cat. Now we understand everything," they wrote online. "He was waiting for little Laura, that is the name of this wonderful angel, and her mom Isa. Thank you, Isa, for opening your heart a little more and giving this opportunity to Lou."
Visit the Humane Society or your local animal shelter to learn more about adopting a senior pet.