When two-year-old Scarlette Tipton first met her new 3-month-old friend in December, she noticed right away what made Holly special.
“Owie?” Scarlette said, pointing to the kitten’s amputated right front leg.
“Yes,” Simone Tipton told her daughter, who also had an amputated limb. Scarlette lost her left arm due to a rare form of cancer when she was only 10 months old.
“Yes, an owie. Just like you,” her mother said. “But she’s okay – just like you are too.”
The touching exchange was shared by Riverside County Animal Services in a Facebook post on Wednesday, the same day Scarlette and her family were finally able to take Holly back to their California home.