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Stories like this happen only in movies – or do they? Easton, a young boy whose mom decided to add an adopted pet to the family, got to pick any animal he wanted from a shelter. It could have been a little puppy or a sweet kitten, cute and playful. But Easton didn’t settle on a baby animal –  or even a young one. He chose Tiny – a 10-year-old ginger cat who had just lost his home.

At 10-years-old, the overweight cat from Exploits Valley SPCA in central Newfoundland Canada was certainly not at the top of the list of animals with the biggest chances of finding a new home. But the boy changed Tiny’s life forever in a second.

Easton spotted Tiny on the shelter’s Facebook page and when they met for the first time, it was clear that the kitty would become the boy’s best friend.

“Easton loved Tiny because Tiny loved him. He was never withdrawn around him from the second he saw him”, Easton’s mom told Love Meow.

In fact, Tiny was so charmed by his new little friend that on the very ride home from the shelter, he got out of his carrier and cuddled in with Easton!


We certainly wish that other adopters would have such a loving and open mind as sweet Euston did! Unfortunately, senior pets typically have the hardest time finding forever homes and are some of the first to be put down due to overcrowding.

If you’re considering adopting a new best friend, why not think about adding a senior pet to your home? Check out this post for tips!

All image source: Exploits Valley SPCA