Madden Humphreys has a rare genetic condition called heteroachroma iridium that has left his eyes two different colors — one eye is green and the other eye is blue. He also has a cleft lip. Because of this, Madden, just 7 years old, has been been the victim of bullying.
Madden’s mom Christina belongs to a Facebook group for parents with kids who have cleft pallets. Another parent in the group posted a picture of a cat with a cleft pallet. The kitten, incredibly, also had two different colored eyes! The kitten, too, has heteroachroma iridium. In fact, Madden and the cat have identical matching eyes and the pair couldn’t be cuter!
“This kitty was taken in by a rescue group in Minnesota,” Christina told Love What Matters. “We knew immediately that this kitty was meant to be part of our family. Not only does he have a cleft lip like our 7-year-old son Madden, he also has complete heterochromia iridum, like Madden. They were destined to be best friends.”
Christina and her family drove from their home in Oklahoma to Minnesota to adopt Moon. “We’re usually not spontaneous people, but we knew that we were meant to love this kitty,” Christina continued. “Moon, the kitty, and Madden are the perfect companions for each other. In a word full of bullies and hateful words, we will choose to chase love. I think it’s safe to say that this kitty is love, and was certainly meant to be part of our journey and Madden’s journey.” Christina said that it’s her hope that Moon will help Madden realize that “being born unique is an incredible thing.” You can follow Moon and Madden on Instagram at @maddenandmoon.