This Boy With An Eye Condition And Cleft Lip Found A Cat Just Like Him. Now They Are Best Buds.

"They were destined to be best friends."

For one boy, finding a kitten named Moon wasn't just about owning a pet. It was about finding acceptance and love. 

Seven-year-old Madden Humphreys has complete heterochromia iridum — a condition that causes abnormalities of the iris, as well as a cleft lip — his mother, Christina, explains on Facebook. One of Madden's eyes is blue, and the other is a light brown. 

So when Christina saw a posting in her "cleft moms group" that showed a rescue kitten in Minnesota with the very same condition as her son, she knew they had to adopt the cat. 

"They were destined to be best friends. Funny how a pet can make you feel less alone," Christina writes in a Love What Matters post. 

"We're usually not spontaneous people, but we knew that we were meant to love this kitty. Moon, the kitty, and Madden are the perfect companions for each other.  In a word full of bullies and hateful words, we will choose to chase love. I think it's safe to say that this kitty is love, and was certainly meant to be part of our journey and Madden's journey."


Christina goes on to explain how much friendship and understanding can mean for a person. 

"Everyone needs a friend, and everyone needs to feel understood. I'm so thankful Madden has Moon. Not only so that both he and the kitty have a relatable and sweet companion, but also, I hope Moon helps Madden realize that being born unique in an incredible thing; that he is magic. These two handsome guys truly are a wonder.

I had no intention of our family getting attention from this at all, but if anything does get attention, I truly hope it benefits kids with cleft lips — if only to raise awareness."

Christina also shared a photo shoot of Madden and Moon to her Facebook page:

"You both are so [beautiful] and special! Don't forget! Have a wonderful adventure together!" one person comments on Madden and Moon's Instagram account

We wish Madden and Moon all the best!

(H/T: Bored Panda)

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