If there’s one good thing that has come out of Hurricane Matthew, it’s knowing that this kitty, snug in a makeshift sock sweater, now has a loving forever home. This adorable little 1-month-old kitten was rescued from the destructive wind and waves that struck Raleigh, North Carolina and was taken to the local Petsmart’s Banfield Pet Hospital. To warm her small, wet body and stop her shivering, veterinarians placed her inside a tube sock that fit her perfectly. They even ripped two holes near the top of the sock to let the kitten’s legs free.
The rest of Tube Sock Sweater Kitten’s story was witnessed and told by Twitter user Sarahfu (aka @crysomemore). She was at the Petsmart store, picking up a new tag for her own pet, when she saw a man with three kids in awe over the small cat. She writes in a Tweet that the kids were “OBVIOUSLY IN LOVE” but because the family had never owned a cat before, the dad showed some hesitation. In a few minutes, the wife arrived to the pet store, gave the nod of approval, and the family began buying all the necessary supplies. Sarahfu ends her tale with an uplifting update: “They bought this hilariously huge and fancy litter box and they were all extra excited so I think Tube Sock Sweater Kitten is in good hands.”
In a time of disaster and fear, sometimes it only takes a simply cut tube sock and adorable rescued kitten to provide a glimmer of comfort and hope.
All images via Sarahfu (@crysomemore).