Refugee arrives in Lesbos with kitten he couldn’t bear to leave behind

Greece has so far seen 250,000 refugees arrive on its shores this year, according to the International Organization for Migration.

One Syrian refugee arriving in Lesbos, introduced volunteers to his kitten, Zaytouna, who he transported all the way across the sea in a life raft.

Zaytouna means Olive in Arabic, a symbol of peace and a food Greece is well known for.

The picture drew a great deal of attention in social media showering  Zaytouna and her owner with messages of support