An adorable little girl with autism finds comfort in her therapy cat (20 Photos) By: Shelbie In: Animals, Heartwarming, Inspirational 1059 Liked! 27 Disliked 0 Feb 26, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter + View All Slides 1 Iris Grace is an artistic 6-year-old girl with autism who found her voice through painting beautiful pictures. not only does painting lower her anxieties, she also has the help of her best friend Thula the cat. Begin Slideshow 2 3 4 According to Iris’ mother, not only does Thula lower her anxieties, she “equally has the effect of encouraging her to be more social. She will talk more to Thula, saying little phrases like ‘sit cat.’” 5 6GIF 7 8 Through this motivation, things have been going very well for Iris. For example, her amazing paintings have gained notoriety through collectors who have purchased them. 91011 She and her family even got to take a trip to Stockholm, which is a huge feat for a little girl who was once unable to speak or be around others. 12 And of course, wherever they go, Thula is right there with them. 131415 Via Bored Panda Up Next: Some of the stunt doubles behind your favorite super heroes (13 Photos) Next Scroll down for more content.