Kindness comes in a variety of hues, sizes, and forms. In this instance, it has manifested as an understanding and kind cat that has chosen to adopt eight gorgeous newborn hedgehogs. Her mother had died tragically in a lawnmower accident, leaving the children abandoned and without a caregiver.
The kind kitten given the task of caring for the hedgehogs after their mother perished in the unfortunate tragedy is known by the name Musya.
The tiny ones were cared for by keepers at the Sadgorod Zoo in Vladivostok, Russia, but they wouldn’t even drink from the given bottle or syringe.
They resorted to Musya, who had just about completed taking care of a cat that had also been abandoned, so she still remained breastfeeding, out of concern that the hedgehogs might not be able to live owing to inadequate nutrition and a lack of the affection that only a mother can offer.
The strange infants were brought close to Musya to see if she would accept them. Almost immediately, the cat flopped onto her side and encouraged the young hedgehogs to feed on her. The relieved parents, for their part, saw to it that the new mother and her adopted children had all the amenities they may require.
It is amazing how animals’ love knows no bounds, allowing them to feed and care for young that are not even of the same species—something incredibly compassionate from which we may all learn.