As a parent it’s easy to feel helpless, or unsure of how to intervene if your child is being bullied. A good first step? Make your child feel special, instead of alienated, because of his or her differences. And what better way to help your child feel special than to find him a cute companion—who happens looks just like him? That’s exactly what happened to Christina Humphreys, mom of 7-year-old Madden Humphreys. Madden has two different colored eyes and a cleft lip and palate and was being picked on at school for his unique features. When Humphreys stumbled upon a cat’s photo online who happened to have the exact features as her son, she knew it was meant to be.
Meet Moon, a rescue cat from Minnesota. Just like Madden, he too has one green eye and one blue eye, and a cleft lip. Because the animal adoption required an in-person visit first, the family made the 11-hour drive from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Minnesota to adopt Moon.
“It sounds silly, but fate willed these two together. There’s no other explanation,” Christina said in a post for Love What Matters. “Everyone needs a friend, and everyone needs to feel understood. I’m so thankful Madden has Moon.”
Madden and Moon are already creating quite a buzz. Their shared Instagram boasts over 20,000 followers.
Humphreys is thrilled with the adoption and the positive feedback the family has received online.
“I hope Moon helps Madden realize that being born unique is an incredible thing; that he is magic. These two handsome guys truly are a wonder.”