The Ultimate Rags To Riches Story

Imagine you’re alone, destitute, and living on the streets in Rome scouring for food. And then one day, someone takes pity on you. She brings you home, let’s you live with her, and feeds you. Then she dies.

Oh, and she leaves you with $13 million in the bank and properties in Rome, Milan, and Calabria. Yep, that’s what happened to this black cat, Tommaso, when his path crossed with Maria Assunta.

He’s now the third wealthiest animal in the world and certainly the fattest cat on the block. If there’s a lesson here, it’s be absolutely adorable, and move to Rome.


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