Cat lovers far and wide rejoiced yesterday when Diego, one of Iceland’s most famous cats, returned to his regular haunt in the Skeifan commercial district after a two-month absence. Diego was hit by a car last November and suffered serious injuries. He underwent surgery that same day, and fans and local businesses came together to cover the costs.
“Well, well, well, our guy (cat) is back to work, can you believe it?” posted a fan of Diego’s in a Facebook group dedicated to the furry feline, which boasts over 10,000 members. Diego has owners and a home, but spends most of his day in Skeifan, where he is often spotted lounging on a pile of printer paper in stationery store A4, following his nose into Domino’s Pizza, or welcoming visitors to Hagkaup grocery store. All three of the aforementioned businesses contributed to the fund for Diego’s medical costs following the accident, as did many of his fans and admirers.
Diego appears to be recovering well, though Facebook group member Gunný Eyborg Reynisdóttir wrote that staff members of A4 had to help him up to his usual spot on top of the pile of printer paper.