How lucky can a cat get? Very lucky, if you are Tommaso, the 4-year old stray cat that was rescued wandering from the streets of Rome.
If being rescued alone is luck enough for this cat, how about having Maria Assunta as your new owner. Assunta only happens to be the wealthy widow of an Italian property tycoon.
Okay, let’s put this a notch higher. How about getting $13 million in inheritance from Maria Assunta after your beloved owner died two weeks ago. Yes, $13 million made of cash and properties in Rome, Milan and Calabria. And you’re just a cat who used to wander the streets of Rome.
Assunta initially wanted to leave her riches to an animal welfare association or group that would commit itself to taking care of Tommaso. She was not able to find any association that would satisfy her, so she decided to leave all her riches to the cat.
There is actually another lucky individual in this story. You see, the riches were left to the cat via Assunta’s nurse Stefania. Lawyers of Assunta convinced her that the nurse is in the best position to take care of the cat.
“I promised her that I would look after the cat when she was no longer around. She wanted to be sure that Tommaso would be loved and cuddled. But I never imagined that she had this sort of wealth. She was very discreet and quiet. I knew very little of her private life. She only told me that she had suffered from loneliness a lot.”
Stefania and Tommaso are now living outside Rome. The nurse’s last name was not released for obvious reasons that… more cats might come forward asking for help?