One day, people in the Turkish city of Ismir got worried about the fate of an unusual student. No one can remember exactly where this pretty ginger thing has come from, but there was no doubt that he had definitely found his place in this world. On a cold January day, a straight ginger cat was noticed on the grounds of a secondary school. While other cats would immediately start demanding treats, this one just wanted the children’s attention and affection.
At first, he chose to stay outside, meeting students near the school every morning like a security guard. But then he ventured to go further and followed the students into the school hall, where he started acting like he owned the place. Of course, the children immediately took this fluffy creature under their wing.
They began to play with the little cat and feed him while he did all that he could to demonstrate that he was ready to try his paws at education. He once accidentally wandered into a third grade classroom during a math class and for some reason decided to make this place his new home.
While the teacher, Oslam Piner, was explaining the new topic, standing in front of the board, the fluffy thing peeked into the room through the open door. After watching the class for a while, he confidently but quietly walked up to the first desk, his tail in the air.
Then he jumped onto it and started surveying the blackboard as if he was the most ordinary third grader who had just been late for class. Needless to say, the children were delighted with this behavior, but they still tried to keep quiet until the break. The teacher was also very surprised by the cat’s behavior, but she had nothing against the new student, and she offered to give him a nickname.
Everyone liked this idea and agreed to the name Tomb. Just imagine, this went on for several weeks during which the cat lived in the school, always returning to his favorite math classroom. Actually, the teachers even noticed how beneficial the cat’s presence was for the discipline in the class because when the cat came into the classroom, the children tried to behave very quietly so as to not scare the unusual student and not to disturb him while he was getting new knowledge.
In fact, the cat watched the teacher and the educational process so closely that soon he even received his own line with the name and grades in the school register. Of course, he always got A’s for behavior and participation.
No one expected that the students would eagerly run to the math classroom every morning waiting for Tombee to join them. The cat always came to class on time, even though it was rather challenging. Before getting to class, the cat had to greet all the students who wanted to give him a Pat in the hall.
Tomb didn’t mind the attention, but his thirst for knowledge always brought him back to that very math classroom for children. The school suddenly turned into a place where they wanted to get back to quicker because they wanted to play with their pet.
In fact, every kid felt like they were ginger cat’s owner. The students became more composed and Tomb’s presence United them. The kids no longer spent their recess glued to their smartphones. They spent it with the live cat. Looking at the kids, the school staff simply didn’t dare drive the Kitty out into the street.
To everyone’s surprise, Tomb showed incredible diligence. He regularly attended classes, listened carefully to teachers with an intelligent expression on his face, and often peeked into books. An interesting trend started at school. Kids began to write stories about the ginger cat, and they got so absorbed in the creation of their own books that their teacher was simply amazed. It used to be difficult to find a reason or motivation for the children to do something useful.
However, the appearance of this small creature changed the school’s atmosphere completely, the school’s principal later said. Unfortunately, as it all happened, the joy didn’t last long and the new students started having real problems. Unfortunately, some of the parents didn’t appreciate the benefits of having Tombie around and turned to the principal with the complaint stating that they were unhappy with the dirty stray cat that’s been going to class with their children.
Some compassionate people quickly shared Tommy’s story on Facebook, saying that he needed a new home as soon as possible. One of the teachers even took the ginger cat to the vet for a check up.
Tomb received all the vaccinations, and so his chances for finding a new home were supposedly increasing. Thanks to the pictures students made of Tombi and all sorts of stories they told. Tomby became very popular in the city, so the owner was found really quickly.
This could have been the end of our story about the incredible student, but after his active lifestyle among the large number of children, Tombie didn’t like the new place at all. The former student refused to eat and even fought with the neighbors cats.
Since the teacher, Oslamper, was supervising the search for a home for Tommy, she was the first one to find out about Tommy’s problems at the new place. When he refused to eat completely, she even had to take the dying cat home. She shared the details of this unpleasant situation online, and the story began to spread on all social media outlets.
The cat even started getting encouraging postcards from all over the world. Finally, the school authorities decided to join in and took measures that significantly influenced the future life of the school mascot.
Since an ordinary straight cat could not stay indoors, the school decided to hire the cat as an actual employee. Eventually, triumphant, Tomb returned to the third grade, accompanied by the math teacher. This time, however, he was no longer treated as a common straight cat that wanted to learn something new. He received the position of a school employee. Students were beyond happy about this news.
At the next school meeting, the parent who had expressed his concern over the cat’s presence at school apologized and even gave the cat a new caller as a sign of reconciliation. Now the newest school employee has his own place set up for him.
However, the cat chose to stick to his traditions and continued roaming around the school observing the children curiously and fulfilling his important mission giving joy to everyone around.
A few weeks later, Tomb was promoted and officially received the position of the third grade’s head teacher for his outstanding achievements in education. This is how an ordinary stray cat became a teacher.
Thanks to his enthusiasm and perseverance, school psychologists even made a list of reasons why having an animal in the classroom isn’t just fun but also a real therapy for children. Tombie still continues to work at school where he greets students every morning.
After that, he goes into the classroom with them and is responsible for the atmosphere and disciplining class. He checks their homework carefully and one can say for sure that he is worth the money. It’s not just because he has beautiful eyes or beautiful whiskers and a tail.
The third grade head teacher’s salary is spent on cat food and treats. All in all, the cat is happy to have found his place in life. What do you guys think about the presence of this ginger cat at school and what do you think about Tomb in general?