Little Girl Sings ‘You Are My Sunshine’ To Her Cat As He Passes Away

Jul 04, 2020 by apost team

Pets are some of the most important creatures in our lives. As a sad reality of life, animals don't always live as long as humans. This is especially hard for younger children who may experience this as their first loss. That's certainly on display here in this heartbreaking but altogether touching video in which a young girl named Abby sings You Are My Sunshine to say one final goodbye to her beloved 14-year-old cat Bailey in 2018.

Make sure you have a massive supply of tissues nearby because this touching video is bound to make you cry a river. The clip shows an equally heartwarming and heartbreaking moment when a young girl sings You Are My Sunshine to her cat who is passing away.

Abby was only 4-years-old at the time, but all of her happy memories of home must have included her beloved cat, Bailey, who became a sensation on Instagram. This loyal cat had been with the family for 14 years and had developed a close bond with Abby ever since she was a newborn.

The two loved to spend time together by reading and singing. In the video, they're both determined to make every minute count, and it seems like Bailey can understand each word that Abby sings perfectly.

Tragically, the song captured on this video would be the last time Abby sang to Bailey before the furriest member of the family passed over that rainbow bridge. According to Bailey's YouTube page, he passed three hours later of kidney failure. 

When this video was posted online, it instantly touched the heart of thousands of people across the country and even the entire world. The post was shared, liked, and commented on. Hannah, Bailey's younger sister, also had to suffer through the tragic loss.

In an effort to cheer up the children, dozens of people wrote and sent gifts after seeing the video, as reported here on

Bailey's mother responded to all of the kind cards and comments by thanking the nice people who decided to give up time out of their day to help during this sad time. She said that the support was helping, and that it was nice to see so much love and sense of community when so much negativity is seen online most of the time.

If you've ever lost a pet, you know exactly how Abby must have felt. Let us know if you have a similar story, and be sure to pass this touching video on to friends, family members, and fellow animals lovers.