Every cat owner knows that cats spread joy (when they’re not spreading fleas, destruction, and litter in their wake). However, while people have been able to train dogs as therapy animals to help strangers, training a cat to become a therapy animal is much more difficult.

Yet Mr. Baggins, a cat that was once abandoned in a box, has found a new life as a therapy cat. To become a therapy animal, pets must behave appropriately in several high stress situations.Some people scream and yell, and may treat animals a little too rough, but Mr. Baggings actually seemed to enjoy the rough handling and passed the therapy training classes. Now his presence helps bring joy and happiness to others.

To read the inspiring story of Mr. Baggins, click here.