Istanbul, Turkey, is known for its huge stray cat population. These cats roam the city's streets freely and randomly nap whenever they feel like it, however, the weather over is not always warm, and sometimes it gets way too cold for the little fur babies.
That's why one mosque opened its doors to anyone seeking warmth and shelter, including stray cats. Imam Mustafa Efe began welcoming them in the mosque in 2015, and since then, many people in the world are now aware of his generosity and kind heart.
Imam Mustafa refers to the cats as "guests" of the mosque, and he sure does make them feel right at home.
The little cat family was spotted in the video below where the mother is seen carrying her kittens, one after the other, into the inside of the mosque then right upstairs to the minbar, which is basically the platform where the imam delivers sermons.
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The best thing you can offer a stray cat is a little bit of compassion and mercy, and that's all they'll ever need in this world. Being all on your own is hard, and this mosque is helping these stay babies find comfort once again.
Imam Efe confirmed that the "guests" of his mosque are constantly taken care of and are pretty grateful they have a place they can call home.