Six-year old Brooklyn missed her family’s two cats. The senior pets, Monty and Cramer, both died of cancer in the same year, and the little girl was having a hard time letting go. Brooklyn kept asking her mother, Rhiannon Kostecki, for a kitten for her birthday.
At first, Kostecki, who works as a veterinary assistant, didn’t want to jump into having another cat in her home. But then a Persian cat at Kostecki’s vet office delivered a litter of six kittens and things changed.
One of the kittens had a heart murmur, and the breeder knew that the cat needed someone who would love the kitten, even with the genetic abnormality.
So Kostecki decided to surprise Brooklyn with the small kitten for the little girl’s birthday. And Brooklyn’s reaction to the gift is one of pure joy.
When Brooklyn gently takes off the tissue paper from the top of the gift bag, the little girl stares in shock and disbelief at the kitten inside. “Oh my god,” she exclaims. “It’s a kitty? Oh my god, I can’t believe my eyes.”
Brooklyn’s parents help to take the cat out of the gift bag and place it in the little girl’s arms. When she holds the cat for the first time, Brooklyn just melts with happiness.
Brooklyn eventually named the cat Max and the cute pair even has a Facebook page documenting their friendship.
Watch the video to see all the adorableness in action.
Deidre Grieves is a content strategist and digital producer. Wiener dogs are her life.