I moved out of my parents house and across the country to go to college about a year ago, and I have been completely and miserably alone since. Not that I dont have friends or people to care about me, but when I'm all alone in my house surrounded by nothing but silence I used to get so terribly depressed. Then I ended it with my long distance boyfriend and got into another long distance relationship so that didnt help much... About a month ago i adopted a mentally disabled kitten, he got bitten in the head by a dog at 4 weeks old and hasnt really developed since. He's the most perfect pet for a lonely person, because he gets just as lonely, will come up to you every half hour or so to refill his love meter and just climbs in your neck for endless cuddles. I am so amazingly happy now and i hope he stays with me forever.