In 1952, a white-and-gray feline wandered into Elysian Heights Elementary. The students named him “Room 8” after the classroom he showed a preference for.
He lived in the school during the school year and then disappeared for the summer, returning when classes started again.
Time passed, and the cat began to grow old. in 1963 he sᴜffᴇʀed in a fɪɢʜᴛ, and in 1964 became ɪʟʟ with ᴘɴᴇᴜᴍᴏɴɪᴀ. It became clear that he needs to care not only during the day and one of the teacher, Virginia Nakano, offered his house as a “night”. The day the cat stɪʟʟ went to school, and in the evening went to her house across the street. And when it was harder to walk, the staff at the school wore it back and forth.
In 1968, Room 8 .ᴅ.ɪᴇd at a respectable age of 22 years. He was honored with his own .ɢʀ.ᴀᴠᴇ and three-column obituary in the Los Angeles Times.
Students who once decorated his newly dug ɢʀᴀᴠᴇ with handpicked flowers have returned to the pet ᴄᴇᴍᴇᴛᴇʀʏ over the years to say their “hello.”