Sweet Barney the cat was a kitty of extraordinary empathetic ability. His residence: St. Sampson's Parish Church cemetery, located on the island of Guernsey off the coast of England. He has died of old age at 20 years old.
"I started working at the cemetery in 1995 and Barney was born in 1996. His owners lived in the house right next door and they were there for three or four years but then moved a mile away," Alan Curzon, the groundskeeper, said. When his owners moved, Barney just kept coming back to the cemetery. He loved it so much, that they built a little home for him there.
"He was a complete sweetheart, he loved everyone who came through the cemetery. He would wait with me at the gate when we did burials and he would make himself known to the newcomers and he gave a lot of comfort to people. He would rub against their legs as they placed flowers on the graves."
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