When the boat carrying the family came ashore, the cat panicked and jumped onto the beach and ran away to hide.
For many refugees, the landings were hectic. Some people fainted when they reached the shore, Anderson said. Others were frantic to rush to settle and start new lives in new countries. "There were constant rumors of borders closing," Anderson said. "People were really scared they'd have nowhere to go."
Despite this chaos, the family who had lost their beloved cat searched for hours, but they couldn't find him anywhere.
They realized they had to go on without him.
Graffiti written outside the camp Moria, where Dias's family had to go after they lost him.Ashley Anderson