This War Vet Was Planning To Commit Suicide, But A Noise From The Bushes Changed Everything For Him.
Way Too Much For Him To Bear
On one night in particular, Marino couldn’t bear to live with his mental health problems any longer. Marino grabbed one of his knives, with plans to end his life. "I didn't want to deal with it anymore," the veteran admitted. What he planned to leave for his love ones is the proof of the horrible depression he was going through. It’s an important reminder that mental illness should be taken very seriously.
He Wrote A Suicide Note To Leave Behind
On his computer, Marino left a suicide note. He left the note open on his desktop, so whoever found it would know how beaten down he was by his state of mental health. Before he took his life, he decided to spend some time outside. You won’t believe how much that decision changed the course of his life. You're about to see that everything happens for a reason and how Marino finding hope in the most unlikely of places is proof of that.
He Stepped Outside For A Cigarette
While standing outside in the rain, smoking a cigarette, Marino knew that he was soon to end his life. "I smoked a cigarette in the rain, it was going to be my last one," Marino stated. He was sitting outside of his barracks, with a mind that was racing, when he realized he wasn’t alone. Soon enough, Marino would find out that someone was spying on him, and they would make their presence known very shortly.
A Noise Startled Him
Until he had heard that noise in the bushes, Marino had had his mind made up, but what he didn’t know about was the friendship he would soon make. You’d never guess what he found hiding! You’ll soon find out that Marino was about to make a very special friend. A friend that would bring him a relationship that would shape his life in a different way. Prepare yourself for some tears, because this is definitely a tearjerker.
A Small Meow Came From The Bushes
As he was sitting there, Marino heard a small meow coming from the bushes. Soon after, Marino was accompanied by a tiny, black and white, kitten! The kitten made its way to Marino, and began rubbing against his leg. Marino began to pet his new friend and the loneliness and despair he felt started to melt away. Marino found himself crying. "Maybe he knew there was something that I couldn't quite handle," he stated. This wouldn’t be the only visit the kitten would make, their relationship was only beginning.
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