One single encounter can completely change a person’s life. This was the case with one man who heard strange noises that resembled bird’s chirping coming from underneath his place.
Since it was cold and dark already, he decided to check it out the following day. Never did he imagine how this would make so deep of an impact on him.
When the man got back home from work the next day, he could hear the unusual noise again. This time he just had to see what was going on and who was hiding in the property.
He later shared the full story of this unexpected rescue with the fellow Reddit users. RedArremerAce wrote the following:
“With daylight on my side, I was determined to get to the bottom of it. My roommate beat me to the crawl space access and let out a loud ‘Aww!’. She turned her head and said, ‘It’s a kitten!’”
“I felt guilty, wishing I had tried harder to investigate the night before. I hurried over to the crawl space and had a look inside with my iPhone’s flashlight. There, in the dirt, was a precious little black ball of fluff. Eyes still closed, sniffing the air and crying — quite loudly at this point.”
The roommate wriggled under the house and she was the first to notice the tiny black kitten that she took in her arms and out of there.
“She brought me the little critter and I cradled it in my arms, overwhelmed at how cute it was, wondering what its odds of survival would be, etc. Then we heard more ‘chirps’ coming from the other side of the crawl space.”
To their surprise, there was another baby too. The two looked completely the same. They were for sure the sweetest black fur balls these people have ever seen. Shortly after, the kittens were inside the house.
“By this point I was searching the web to see how others had handled these situations in the past. I found everything from exhaustive ‘how-to’ guides to forum discussions that led me to believe their mother may be off hunting for food for herself, and that they would have a better chance of survival if we let her handle them on her own. We discussed it and decided that if there was a mother she must not have been around for a while considering how hungry and filthy they were.”
The roommates were determined to save these little guys and made sure they got everything they needed in order to feed them and keep them happy and healthy.
“Once we got home we warmed up the milk, cut the nipples on the bottles, and each of us fed one of the little angels. They were finally quiet, finally satiated.
“They slept for hours, looking so precious and content. You could barely tell where one kitten stopped and the other started, they were cuddling and keeping each other warm.”
“I had recently been laid off from work and had lots of free time on my hands. Those little babies took me from aimless and borderline depressed to busy and fulfilled. Caring for them and watching them grow was and is one of the most satisfying experiences I’ve had in my life. Every few hours we were feeding, burping, and cleaning the little babies. They both started to grow bigger and stronger. Their eyes opened and they started to develop some personality”
“Soon they would no longer go right to sleep after eating anymore. They loved to play, with toys and with each other.”
One year later, Inky and Sue are all grown up and the most good looking cats out there.
“I can’t believe how big they are! They’ve both had their shots, they’ve both been fixed, and they are, without a doubt, the sweetest, most mild mannered animals I’ve ever seen.
“People have told me they were very lucky I found them and that there’s no telling what would have happened if I hadn’t.
I think that’s true. I also think I was just as ‘lucky’ (blessed) to find them.
As cheesy as it may sound coming from a 31-year-old man, they came into my life right on time and they have enriched my daily experience beyond measure.
Cats (and animals in general) will repay every ounce of love you give to them, and then some.”