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Boy Bullied At School Finds Comfort With Cat With Same Eye And Lip Condition

A young boy who has been bullied at school has finally found his spirit animal.

Madden, a 7-year-old boy from Oklahoma was born with a cleft lip and heterochromia iridum (different color eyes).

Some kids at his school have been making fun of him due to his unique appearance, thanks to his new friend, it looks like he has found a way to deal with them.

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“Last week, a friend posted an image of the cat in our cleft moms group. This kitty was taken in by a rescue group in Minnesota,” Madden’s mom, Christina Humphreys told Love What Matters.

“I’m stunned at how this all played out” Madden’s Mom explained. “It sounds silly, but fate willed these two together”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“We knew immediately that this kitty was meant to be part of our family. “

“Not only does he have a cleft lip like our 7-year-old son Madden, he also has complete heterochromia iridum, like Madden. They were destined to be best friends. Funny how a pet can make you feel less alone.”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“Heterochromia iridum is when a part of the iris has at least two colors. Complete heterochromia iridum, where the eyes are completely different colors all together, is quite rare, existing in less than 1% of the population, I’m told. That plus the cleft lips is exceptionally rare.”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

See more of Madden in the video below:

“I’m amazed that we found out about [the cat], and even more amazed by the friends and strangers that helped us get to him, and adopt him”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“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 world 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.”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“Moon helps Madden realize that being born unique is an incredible thing; that he is magic”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

Madden has endured a lot in his first seven years of life, including six surgeries.

Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!