Childhood experiences affect mental health when you are a grown-up. Specifically, having a childhood friend is something unforgettable and memorable that you always want to grow up with them. When Hannah was 12 years old, she had a beautiful black and white kitty named Spunky as her best friend in the house. Unfortunately, things didn’t go well when Spunky got lost while the family was on the vacation. When they came back, they didn’t see Spunky. No matter how hard they tried, Hannah’s four-legged companion was not found.
At the teenage age, there are a lot of things change, especially their unstable mind. But seemed like Hannah was different from other same-age girls. When Hannah was 15, plus the trauma of Spunky went missing, she was not depressed but she was more in love with animals. She wanted to protect and rescue all those poor little things so she signed her up as a volunteer at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center, her local animal shelter.
Something miraculous was sparking at the shelter at that time.
There was a cat who was surrendered and roaming inside the cat catio right at where Hannah volunteered. When Hannah was doing her shift, she strangely had a strong connection with that kitty. It just looked absolutely like Spunky, Hannah’s long-lost childhood friend. But she just couldn’t assume that quickly since there were plenty of identical cats with the same colors and markings as Spunky.
“I was like, is that my cat? It literally looks so much like Spunky.” – Hannah said.
So Hannah and the staff brought the cat for having a delicate investigation. And Hannah’s hunch was right! Her oldie Spunky was the one that was in front of Hannah! She was overjoyed to see her childhood feline that she lost for 3 years. Technically, Spunky used to be considered a stray cat, he had been brought to the shelter and renamed Bear. He was adopted but the former owner and Spunky weren’t a perfect match so he was given back to the shelter. Fatefully, Hannah was working at the shelter where Spunky was there too!
“It’s just perfect that she was able to find her pet while helping us.” – said Wendy Kang, the shelter director.
Spunky finally came back where he began, in a positive way. Hannah’s family was so happy to welcome Spunky back.
“He’s very comfortable…I knew he would just perk up and remember.” – Hannah said.
“It was just fate, I feel like.”