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Russell Crowe Pays Tribute To A Cat He Rescued For His Mom With Touching Story on Twitter

Russell Crowe Pays Tribute To A Cat He Rescued For His Mom With Touching Story on Twitter

Russell Crowe shared a touching story about a cat he once rescued and gave to his mom for companionship.

“At one . Zen,” the 56-year-old Gladiator actor started off his story. “Underneath the swirl of sounds I heard something out of place. Was that a meow? I started to look around me . I heard it again. I took a few steps of the track into the rain forest. Thick with ferns and vines . One more step and then I saw it. A kitten…”

Russell went on, forming the story like an epic.

“I stopped at a good vantage point to look back down the track, have a sip of water , and steel myself for the next section which I knew was the harshest.
Looking back down the track and out through the trees to the valley. Sweat pouring out of me. Bellbirds and cockatoos calling.”

“A tale in a few tweets. Goes better with tea,” he told his followers as he continued his story. “In early 2003 my mum started agitating for a cat. We have a place in the bush, we get visited by all manner of native birds. I was against the idea. Domestic cats being the notorious enemy of bird life.”

Russell goes on, explaining that he found the kitten abandoned on a lone dirt road devoid of any vehicles around. He hints that someone had discarded the kitten and drove away.

“We flew down the hill in a tight group and arrived back at my farm together where I presented my mother with this tiny baby kitten. She was floored. So happy,” he adds of his mother’s reaction.

She had named the cat Cinders, an ode to his own role in Cinderella Man.

“The point of the story… that kitten, called Cinders ( Cinderella Man ) died yesterday. She had never grown to be fully trusting of humans, but, she loved my mum and my mum loved her,” Russell wrote. “Fairly aggressive with dogs and others, but she never scratched me. I took that as gratitude.”

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