A man who travelled for two hours to adopt a rescue cat that desperately needed a new home was turned down when the cat's owner realised he was gay.
Alex Andreou posted the text message exchange he had with the owner of the cat, showing how the London man was turned down for being gay.
"I am religious so I strongly disagree with the life style," the cat owner told Andreou.
The person went further and asked him if he is "not afraid of going to hell" when he dies.
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Andreou, who in the text exchange with the woman said he has been beaten and called a "f****t" since he was 8, said his feelings were "quite robust" but later admitted he sobbed the whole way home on the bus because "it hurts as much as when [he] was 8 years old".
Twitter users were quick to express their sympathy for Andreou.
Some even offered to pick up the cat on his behalf.
The story does have a happy ending as a few hours later, Andreou tweeted that a friend who lived in the area was going to pick up the cat for him.
"I am so happy," he added.