Four-Paw Restaurant! This Butcher Happily Welcomes Strays In Need Of A Meal.

ikram korkmazer smiling as he looks down at a cat. he's holding out a raw piece of meat, while wearing gloves, to the cat who is steading on their hindlegs and leaning on the clear case holding meat.

Ikram Korkmazer gets all kinds of patrons at his butcher shop in Turkey, but we imagine the adorable four-legged ones are his favorites.

The 51-year-old has 41 years of experience in the business, but it wasn’t until a certain someone stopped by that he took on a new policy. The special customer was a stray cat named Yeşim, and the poor thing was so hungry, that she’d beg for food. Thankfully, Ikram was more than happy to serve her at no cost.

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“When she gave birth to a kitten, she started bringing it to my workplace — they came together,” Ikram said. “She would stand on two legs, look at the meat on the counter, and ask for meat. She started to come to ask for food five or six times a day, standing on two legs.”

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Yeşim is no longer with us, but the impact she had on Ikram can still be seen. In fact, he named his butcher shop after her: Yeşim Meat Gallery. Best of all, he hasn’t stopped feeding the stray cats who wander by — and there’s quite a few!

It started with Yeşim and her baby, who kept coming even when her mom passed away, but the number of visitors quickly grew once those two started showing up. In fact, cats aren’t his only loyal four-legged customers!

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“There would be eight to 10 dogs, and seven to eight cats a day,” he recalled. “But Yeşim the cat would come in.”

Soon after Ikram started sharing videos of his animal visitors, he went viral. At the moment, he has over 100k followers on Instagram and over 500k on TikTok. Folks just can’t get enough of these adorable creatures!

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In garnering such a massive following, Ikram’s love for animals has spread all around the world. Nowadays, even his human customers partake in feeding the strays who visit.

“I have instilled the love for animals in this world,” he said. “And it makes me proud to introduce Turkey as an animal-loving country. I have 4 billion people watching my videos, and they are still watching.”

What a nice human! We hope Ikram’s business keeps thriving so that he can keep on feeding these adorable and hungry animals.

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