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This man quit his corporate job to travel around Australia with his cat, and their bond is inspiring thousands

INSIDER Logo By Frank Olito of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 15:  When Richard East decided to quit his job and travel around Australia in a sleeper van, he found an unlikely travel companion in his pet cat, Willow - and now their bond is inspiring the internet.  After what East calls "the most well-prepared mid-life crisis in history," he and 6-year-old Willow embarked on a road trip throughout Australia. Three years later and that trip still has no end in sight. Along the way, the pair has seen beautiful sights and have bonded in remarkable and heartwarming ways. INSIDER talked with East about their travels to learn more about their journey and their incredible relationship.

When Richard East decided to quit his job and travel around Australia in a sleeper van, he found an unlikely travel companion in his pet cat, Willow - and now their bond is inspiring the internet.

After what East calls "the most well-prepared mid-life crisis in history," he and 6-year-old Willow embarked on a road trip throughout Australia. Three years later and that trip still has no end in sight. Along the way, the pair has seen beautiful sights and have bonded in remarkable and heartwarming ways.

INSIDER talked with East about their travels to learn more about their journey and their incredible relationship.

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