After Samantha Smart and her family heard a tiny kitten meowing around their home in Florida, they made it their mission to help him.
“It wasn’t just a meow, it was a sad little cry,” Smart told The Dodo. “He had the whole neighborhood working together to find and trap him. We have one cat already so we weren’t really looking to add another, but it felt like Ponyo was meant for us!”
The family adopted Ponyo and did everything to help him to settle into his new life as soon as possible.
To make the transition smoother, Samantha’s daughter thought Ponyo needed a new friend. One that would be entirely his. So the kitty got his own special stuffed dragon.
Ponyo quickly fell in love with his new BFF. In fact, the kitty was having such a great time with it, Samantha even took it to vet’s to make Ponyo feel braver during surgery. And it worked.
Image credits: Operation Catnip
People absolutely adored Ponyo and his favorite toy