The Italian woman, named Dora, lost more than her home during the disastrous 2016 earthquake, when her four-legged friend went missing in the chaos.

However, a friend of Dora’s shared the heartwarming news of their reunion on Facebook, and said Dora never stopped looking for her beloved pet.

You can see the genuine joy in Dora’s face being reunited with her cat, believed to be called Mimmo. Thankfully, it seems the cat is still in good health, too.

Despite being missing for almost four years, Mimmo seems to be healthy and happy, and I’m sure Dora will be giving him lots of extra attention to make up for lost time.

taly has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, so it’s wonderful to see its residents finding some light in such unprecedented times.