Cat and girl with autism have magical friendship, capture Angelina Jolie's attention

Thula the cat has been a remarkable influence on Iris Grace Halmshaw, a 6-year-old girl with autism from the United Kingdom. The two have become inseparable.

Fantastic CNN article with Iris, Thula and friends :-) order your copy of Iris Grace -

Posted by Iris Grace Painting on Friday, March 11, 2016

It's been a big week for Iris, time for a snooze with her best buddy :-)

Posted by Iris Grace Painting on Thursday, March 10, 2016

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Iris’ parents believe that Thula has helped their daughter communicate and express herself fully. She loves bike rides, enjoys nature and also paints.

>> Click here to see some of her paintings


Posted by Iris Grace Painting on Monday, September 8, 2014


Posted by Iris Grace Painting on Monday, September 8, 2014

With some extra motivation from Thula, Iris was able to sell one of her beautiful paintings to actress Angelina Jolie.

Maybe we all should get a cat to bring out our best talents and personality traits.

>> Click here to watch a video about Iris' and Thula's friendship

This 6-year-old girl with autism and her therapy cat have a magical friendship!

Posted by BuzzFeed on Thursday, March 10, 2016

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