Imagine not being able to tell your parents you love them. This is reality for 7-year-old Lorcan Dillon, who suffers from Selective mutism, the Daily Mail reports.
Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder that makes it almost impossible for Lorcan, who lives in Davyhulme in the UK, to speak to classmates and communicate his emotions to family. But all that began changing when his mother got him a cream Birman named Jessi-cat two years ago, reports the Daily Mail. The two quickly became inseparable and Lorcan has since made huge strides in overcoming his disability.
“In the past two weeks he’s started communicating with people he doesn’t know very well and even reads to one of the teachers now — something he’s never done before,” Lorcan’s mother, Jayne Dillon told the Daily Mail.
“She is a loving companion and is always interested in what Lorcan is up to,” Dillon told lifewithcats.tv.