Photo shows cat holding owners' hands on final trip to vet

A heartbreaking photo posted by Reddit user abernha3, shows a couple holding hands with their cat while on the way to the feline's final trip to the veterinarian.

"He held our hands on his last trip to the vet," abernha3 captioned the photo. "Little Andrew was much stronger than his mom and I."
According to the post, Little Andrew was 15-and-a-half years old and had gotten progressively sicker over the past year. 
"(He) got old and sick over the last year. He purred every day of his life and when he lost that, I knew it was time," abernha3 wrote.

His owner also said that Little Andrew was friendly and "loved everyone."

Reddit users who saw the photo offered their condolences and their own stories of loss of pets.

"I'm so sorry for your loss," one internet user wrote. "It's easy to see just from that one picture how much you loved him, and I'm sure he knew."
"It's amazing how they can tell when that final vet trip comes. Mine knew and was at peace about it, like yours was," another person said.