Every once in a while, you hear a truly heartwarming story that proves that humanity is all around us and we just have to look in the right way. That is the case with this amazing story covered by LoweMeow about an animal-loving pianist and his fateful group of music lovers that he picked up from the streets and brought into his home. This story of love and friendship shows that there are many people with good hearts out there, just like Sarper Duman.
A friendly pianist
Sarper Duman is a pianist from Istanbul, Turkey. His biggest passion is, of course, music, but animals and especially cats come right after his keyboards. That is why he enjoys spending time with his feline friends, playing his music that they adore.
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A noble animal-lover
Sarper’s feline family has been growing steadily over the years, and he currently has nine cats. All of these cats have been saved from the streets. Many of them were injured and on the brink of death when Sarper found them and brought them home. He takes care of them with a real passion, healing them with his love and especially his music.
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A mutual benefit
Every animal-lover out there knows that you get from your pets more than you give. That same feeling Sarper explains by saying “They are peaceful, I am more at peace thanks to them”. He gives them shelter and they offer their unconditional love in return.
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There is always time to rest
Being a cat owner myself, I know that it is basically impossible to resist joining your kitty in laying around without any purpose whatsoever. If I had nine cats like Sarper, I would probably never get anything done. I would just lie on my bed the entire day, covered by the warm bodies of my furry friends, just like Sarper in this photo.
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A strong bond
Some people say cats don’t really show love as well as dogs. Well, that might be true to some extent (I know my cat behaves like I don’t exist), but I guess that is just a simple generalization. There are many cats out there that know how to show affection and Sarper’s friends are surely good at expressing their emotions.
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A photogenic gang
Sarper and his buddies love taking photos. Every single cat enjoys being photographed and they even know how to strike a purrfect pose. Their favorite thing in the world is taking selfies, as we can see from the picture below. They truly are an adorable feline gang.
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Veysel, the favorite
Even though Sarper loves and cares for every single cat with the same passion, there is one cat that has completely stolen his heart. It is Veysel, who is unfortunately blind. However, that doesn’t stop him from enjoying life to the fullest. “His happiest moment is when Veysel is at the window. Listening to the birds and getting fresh air are our favorite activities. I hang out an hour every day at the window with my angel.”
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A deserving celebrity
Sarper has become a real Internet celebrity, both for his great pianist skills and his loving heart, after many online outlets covered the story about his feline gang. You can see their latest adventures on his Instagram and watch him play his keyboards on YouTube.
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Piano in the focus
In addition to listening to Sarper’s playing, his feline friends also love to lie down and even sleep on his keyboards. “I play piano at my home almost every night and whenever I sit to play, all my cats come around, they hang out with me and they love sleeping around the piano.”
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Playing in duet
In addition to resting on his keyboards, some of the cats even like poking the keys while he's playing, learning to become the best feline pianists in the world. Sure, the competition is scarce, but that would still be a great accomplishment. The cat in this video obviously enjoys the music and is most likely the one that could learn to play the piano without a doubt.
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