If this story doesn't make you happy, there is a good chance you are not a human; you are a robot and you need new batteries. In rural Japan, an elderly woman named Misao took in a stray cat and named him Fukumaru. And what follows is an incredibly heart-warming photo series of their friendship.

What makes this story even more precious is that all of the photos were taken by Misao's granddaughter. Here are her powerful words about her grandmother:

"When I see the way my grandmother is living her life, I really feel that she has a kind of strength that my generation simply can’t match. She gets up with the sun, and goes to bed when it sets. She loves her cat and the vegetables in her field like her own children. If her vegetables come out well, she’s happy. She doesn’t have to worry about questions like ’what is the point of my work?’ Her way of life fills me with admiration and a sort of envy.”

Check out the adorable photos that will definitely make your day better.

Fukumaru as a kitten


Getting all kinds of kitty love

Enjoying the flowers with her best helper


For Christmas next year, we just want this photo

Hey, there's a cat in your wheel barrel.


Tea time! The cat is the barista


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Great field hand


Celebrating another birthday with her best friend

Ok, we have no words for how cute these photos are, but we're pretty sure they could solve global warming.