A few months ago, a U.S. resident named Matea was riding her bicycle when she suddenly came upon a stray kitten. It was wandering lonely near a busy intersection. The girl immediately noticed that the kitten was skinny, shabby and obviously needed help.
“I was biking on my usual route. As I was coming close to the intersection, I noticed a small fluff ball and realized it was a tiny kitten, obviously malnourished,” Matea shared with Love Meow.
The girl got off her bike and took the baby in her arms. He did not mind at all and purred in gratitude. Then Matea carefully put him in a backpack and took him with her. The kitten slept peacefully in the backpack the whole time.
“He slept on my bunched up dress in my backpack. He was in such bad shape on the first day, but I think he finally understood he could relax and sleep, and so he did, for most of that day.”
The girl showed the kitten to the vet. It turned out that he was seriously underweight and much smaller for his age. The doctor gave the girl recommendations and she began to take care of the kitten.
The kitten was named Gizmo. Although he was weak and lethargic at first, he grew stronger and more active every day. As time went on, he began to explore the house more and more and even made friends with his new owner’s 10-year-old house cat.
“He had those cute big ears that instantly reminded me of Gizmo from Gremlins. That’s how he got his name,” Matea shared with Love Meow.
Gizmo turned out to be a very affectionate and full-of-energy boy. His owner is very fond of him and is very happy that she was able to rescue him so accidentally.
“It was meant to be that we found each other—I actually got off work later than usual that day. If I was on time, I probably would not have found him.”