Fring the cat spent most her time lounging outside the Asda superstore in Sinfin, Derbyshire. In fact, shoppers named her the "Asda Cat," and seeing Fring was a highlight of their day. Ian Stevens works at the Asda car park. Speaking to a local newspaper, he said:
"She was the first friendly face I saw and the last before I went home."
Fring also helped people through the tough times, including the recent COVID-19 lockdown.
Matt Dawson was forced to spend months in self-isolation because of an underlying health issue; his visits to Asda were the only time he left the house, and there was always one friend waiting to show him some love.
"Fring would come up to my car after I finished shopping and sit with me for half an hour," said Matt. "It was one of the highlights of a nightmare few months."
Sadly, Fring passed away earlier this month following a road accident.
Gone, but never forgotten
Locals laid flowers outside the Asda store in memory of this very special kitty. They also started a petition for a permanent memorial. It currently has four hundred signatures.
Fring's cat mum, Kate Beeson, was overwhelmed by the community's response.
"It's so wholesome to see a whole community come together over one furry little legend," said Kate. "Fring deserves it."