Céline (@tartemadame) and her husband, Daniel (@cycling.dan), were cycling in the countryside of central Brittany, France when they discovered a tiny calico wandering by herself.
"We were on a very quiet road passing through a forest with no houses nearby, when we suddenly heard a loud screeching noise coming from a patch of bracken (fern) on the side of the road," Céline told us.
"At first, we thought it was some kind of bird so we stopped and tried to see where the noise was coming from. And there she was, a frightened little kitten, crying."
The kitten was distressed and didn't want to come near the couple. Céline lay on the ground and talked to her softly, trying to gain her trust. When the kitty realized that the couple meant no harm, she walked up to Céline and decided that she wanted cuddles.
"She would not leave me. She kept climbing on me (with her claws) and crying," Céline said. "At that point, we knew we had to try to get her back home."
It was a long trip home, and there was no safe way to keep the kitten securely stowed in their jerseys as the little one moved constantly. With no other options, the couple decided to rush back home to get their car.
After placing the kitten in her hiding spot, they took off, going at the fastest speed possible and hoping that the kitten wouldn't wander off.
Once they got home, they picked up a box and immediately headed back. "As soon as I got out of the car and called her, she got out of her hiding spot in the ferns and came running towards me," Céline told us.
The kitten jumped right into her arms as if she was ready to go home with them. "She spent her first evening giving my husband a thank-you grooming session."
They named her Mini Kitty.
Over the next few days, the kitten chowed down all the food she could possibly fit into her belly and rested a ton to make up for lost sleep. She was always next to either Céline or Daniel for security and comfort.
Since then, she's been the biggest cuddler in the family and would hug anyone and anything snuggly.
"She is a lovely cat, very friendly and playful. As soon as she hears us getting up, she runs up the stairs to greet us by purring and head butting us," Céline told us.
Mini Kitty is equipped with a loud purr motor.
It doesn't matter who you are, Mini Kitty hugs anyone that could use a cuddle.
She is the youngest furry member of the family (they have one dog and another cat) and the most cuddly of all.
Mini Kitty snuggles up to her canine buddy for a nap.
The sweet calico is very affectionate and has a personality that would brighten anyone's day.
Even Piglet needs a hug.
A year later, the kitty is no longer mini, but some things never change.
She still cuddles every day, just the same way she did when they found her near the forest.
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