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Boy Adopts Cat With Same Rare Genetic Condition As Him

August 9th, 2018

Seven-year-old Madden is a sweet little boy from Oklahoma who loves animals. Madden was born with a cleft lip, and because of that, he had to have several surgeries in his first few years of life. He also has Complete Heterochromia Iridium, a rare genetic condition that resulted in him having two completely different colored eyes.

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Christina Humphreys via Facebook Source: Christina Humphreys via Facebook

Unfortunately, Madden experienced some bullying on the school bus, and it started to get him down. Madden’s mom wanted to do something to help him feel better, and so she decided to get him a pet.

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Madden and Moon via Instagram Source: Madden and Moon via Instagram

Madden’s mom wanted to get her son a very special pet. And when she heard about a cat who also had heterochromia, she knew he was perfect.

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Madden and Moon via Instagram Source: Madden and Moon via Instagram

Madden’s mom contacted Mending Spirits Animal Rescue in Manatko, Minnesota. Then, she learned the cat’s right eye was blue and his left eye was brown—just like Madden. Even more amazingly, the cat also had a cleft lip. Less than 1% of people have heterochromia, and cleft lips are also rare. It was amazing that both shared the same conditions, and it was clear that Madden and Moon were meant to be together.

Madden and his mom drove seven hours from Oklahoma to Minnesota to meet the cat. It was love at first sight!

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Madden and Moon via Instagram Source: Madden and Moon via Instagram

Madden and his mom adopted the two-year-old cat, and Madden named him Moon.

“We’re usually not spontaneous people, but we knew that we were meant to love this kitty,” Humprheys told Love What Matters. “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.”

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Madden and Moon via Instagram Source: Madden and Moon via Instagram

Now, Madden and Moon have been together for about four months, and they’re as happy as can be.

During the day, the two play together and eat meals together. At night, the little boy and his cat snuggle up together.

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Madden and Moon via Instagram Source: Madden and Moon via Instagram

Humphreys is so happy that Madden and Moon found each other:

“I’m stunned at how this all played out. It sounds silly, but fate willed these two together. There’s no other explanation…. 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.”

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Madden and Moon via Instagram Source: Madden and Moon via Instagram

Madden and Moon are two sweet companions who love each other and understand each other completely. If you’d like to see more photos of the two of them, check out their Instagram page.

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h/t: Happiest