Remi, a pet rat, wasn’t just a prom guest. A special academic cap was put on him, because the baby helped the owner to get a diploma.
Sara Martin recently graduated from the University of South Florida. The girl became a master in global sustainability.
Sara, 23, is grateful to her rat Remi for being her support during her training.
The animal helped Sara to calm down and overcome worries in difficult situations.
Remy is a domestic Dumbo rat. This species is popular for its large ears.
The breed was named after the baby elephant Dumbo from the cartoon of the same name.
Shortly before graduation, Sara’s friend said that they should definitely take a picture with the rat.
The girl really liked this idea. She even made him his own academic cap.
A few months before the graduation, Sarah began posting photos of Remi on her social media pages.
A photograph has become popular, in which the rat is dressed in a homemade chef’s hat – like the character of the cartoon “Ratatouille”.
Remi and Sara met in November 2019. The girl decided to get a pet to escape the feeling of loneliness and isolation.
“I finished my undergraduate degree a year early, so all my friends were still in high school. My lessons were in the evening, and theirs in the afternoon. I lived alone. I didn’t have roommates,” Sarah talks about the reasons for her loneliness.
Animals have always helped the girl overcome stress. Sara got used to them on the farm where she grew up.
The student decided to get a pet that would help fight loneliness.
The choice fell on the rat – after all, they are small and unpretentious in care.
Now Remi even travels with a girl. A smart rat can go to the toilet in a litter box, which greatly simplifies the life of his owner.