I agree with hazelrunpack, that is definitely a very handsome kitty!
Sounds to me like maybe he would like a feline companion though. Any chance your family could adopt another cat-friendly cat so they can romp around together and keep each other company? It would probably take a bit of the focus off you and your folks. Slow, careful introductions are important though, even between cats who love other cats. If you need any tips on that, just ask.
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“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler