Kind man rescues kitten from road and helps him walk again
A man was on his way to work when he spotted a lifeless kitten in the road. He expected the worse, but he still got off his motorcycle to check on the kitten... and that's when he felt a heartbeat.
And with that there was hope.
The man immediately scooped up the kitten and rushed him to the nearest animal hospital.
He waited in the ER until a vet told him that the kitten would have to stay overnight due to his traumatic injuries.
The man returned the next morning and everyone was surprised how much better the little fluff ball looked!
One of the kitten's legs seemed to be paralyzed. The vet thought it was damaged neurologically and would most likely need to be amputated, but they wanted to give the little guy some time to see if it would heal on its own.
The man and his fiance knew right away that this kitten was meant to come home with them. They adopted him immediately and named him Chestnut - the road the man found the kitten lying on.
They took him home and nursed him back to health.
With love and patience, little Chestnut started to get stronger each day. He had trouble balancing and walking, but with each wobbled step - Chestnut showed how resilient he was.
The vet thought that his leg would be permanently damaged, but the kitten was able to heal on his own thanks to the constant care and love from his new human family.
A few months later, he was brand new!
"If you didn't know his back story you'd swear he was fine. He is so big now," reddit user Superhero_skyscraper said.
"He's walking straight and gained a lot of feeling back on his right side, although he still favors his left. He's acting more and more like a normal kitten every day."
This kitten wasn't expected to even last the night, and now he's living a happy house kitty life with his new family.
This is what love can do. :)
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