Ricky Gervais Fosters Adorable Cat Months After His Beloved Ollie Died | 22 Words

Because we all know how difficult it is to lose a pet...

For anyone who doesn't follow Ricky Gervais on social media...

The comedian regularly shows off how he is a huge animal lover.

So when the news came in earlier this year that his sixteen-year-old cat, Ollie, had died...

He was understandably devastated.

We all know how hard it is losing a pet...

But now, it seems that Gervais is ready to take the next step by fostering an adorable cat.

Now, Ricky Gervais is one of the most controversial comedians of all time...

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And there's no denying that there's certainly a mixed opinion about him.

Gervais was first placed under the spotlight when he wrote and starred in The Office in 2001.

The sitcom was hugely successful in the U.K and even though it only ran for 2 seasons, it ultimately lead to the creation of The Office (U.S) which is one of our country's favorite sitcoms.

Gervais went on to write and star in Extras...

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And he embarked on countless stand-up performances and comedy shows that were very popular amongst his fans.

Of course, his jokes aren't to everyone's taste...

And this has most certainly been proven from his numerous gigs of hosting the Golden Globe Awards... but we won't get into that right now!

Alongside several British TV shows and movies...

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Gervais' most recent production is perhaps his most successful since The Office.

After Life aired on Netflix in 2018...

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And fans fell head over heels in love with the dark comedy that Gervais both wrote and starred in.

The show, which has just been renewed for a third season, addressed the sensitive subjects of grief, mental health, and suicide...

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And Gervais' character of a man trying to heal after the death of his wife spoke volumes to so many fans all around the world.

After Life was a shift in tone compared to Gervais' usual acting style...

And the show addressed these subjects in a tasteful way without causing offense.

But earlier this year...

Gervais opened up about dealing with grief in his own personal life.

Any Ricky Gervais fan knows how much of an animal lover he is...

And the comedian often works closely alongside animal activist groups such as PETA to promote animal rights and freedom.

Gervais and his long-term partner, Jane Fallon, shared Ollie the cat together.

Ollie had been in their life for a staggering sixteen years, meaning she was a solid part of his family.

So when she passed away in March of this year, Gervais was utterly heartbroken.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: "Just had to say goodbye to the sweetest little soul I’ve ever known. RIP Ollie July 9th 2003 - March 10th 2020."

Floods of messages came in for Gervais...

And fans acknowledged how unbelievably difficult it is to lose a pet - especially one that has been in the family for such a long time.

Even though the pain eventually heals, losing a pet is often something that will stay with you forever...

And immediately getting a new pet to replace a lost one isn't ideal for everyone.

But it seems that Gervais and his partner are ready to start moving on from Ollie's loss.

Taking to Instagram, the comedian announced that they've taken in an adorable foster cat for a short period of time.

Writing on Instagram, the animal lover said:

"Fostering this little beauty until she goes to her forever home. ❤️" Fostering an animal is a great way to ease them into life with humans and it is a much kinder method than keeping them in cages for months on end.

Here's the gorgeous little cat:

We hope that it will bring some peace and happiness to Gervais during his grieving period. For more, keep on reading to see the adorable cat siblings who were adopted together...