If you are a regular to the Barreirinha area of Funchal then I’m sure you may have come across Jackson, a bit of a local celebrity.
My friend Sally Warr who visits the island regular, always made a point of going to see Jackson, which she managed to do on every visit, and the photos below are from over the years she has seen this beautiful cat.
Below a message on the Bar Barreirinha Facebook Page
The king of the area, Jackson, Barreirinha (among other names, because he belonged to everyone and he belonged to no one), is no longer with us, he suffered a great fall and could not resist his injuries.
We share it because we know how much he was adored by everyone who passes through Largo do Socorro.
He was undoubtedly a hunk and very kind, he will be missed.
Acabamos de saber que O rei da zona, o Jackson, o Barreirinha (entre outros nomes, porque ele pertencia a todos e não pertencia a ninguém), já não se encontra entre nós, sofreu uma grande queda e não resistiu aos ferimentos.
Partilhamos porque sabemos o quanto ele era adorado por todos os que passam pelo Largo do Socorro.
Era sem dúvida um gatão galã e muito gentil, deixará saudades.