June 28, 2016
A touching video of a mother cat in the joyous moments after she was reunited with her litter of lost kittens in North Philadelphia has been circulating through social media.
But even sweeter than the video, which shows the mama literally kissing and hugging her babies in a cardboard box, is the way the family reunion came to be.
According to a post that accompanied the video, shared by The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) and Fox29's Lucy Noland, the kittens were found by a North Philadelphia resident and brought to ACCT.
That's where animal advocate Blake Martin, the founder of the Vineland, New Jersey-based nonprofit animal organization Kizzy's Place, stepped in to help with the idea of bringing the kittens on a visit back to the area where they were found in hopes that their mother would be looking for them.
And it worked!
"Blake searched the neighborhood where the litter was found, and before long, momma came running to the sound of her crying babies," ACCT wrote in the post.
Watch the sweet video below.