Photographer Akiko DuPont started his love for photography quite early and had always taken pictures of his beloved grandpa Jiji. DuPont’s old man was quite an outgoing fella but back in 2009 he was diagnosed with an illness that kept him from working and it made the once happy man into a grumpy grandpa.
And what do you do to help your grumpy grandpa? You get him a kitten, of course, and you photograph their entire friendship. The cat was named Kinako and the bond between the feline and grandpa Jiji was immediate and is strong as ever. “Who would have thought that a timid kitten would befriend a grumpy old man! The border between human and animal melts, just as shy Kinako melted Jiji’s heart,” DuPont shared.
(Image credits: Akiko DuPont)
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