Little girls and kittens have a lot in common: they’re all adorable, sweet, and deserving of love. But the little girl and kitten you’re about to meet have a special, heartwarming bond that’s unlike any other.
Scarlette Tipton is no ordinary little girl. At just two years old, she’s already experienced more than many adults. According to her YouCaring page, Scarlette has what the doctors call a “precurser” in her body that mutates into cancer. She was born with an abnormally large left arm and was soon diagnosed a vague diagnosis of Sarcoma called Undifferenciated Spindle Cell Sarcoma.
By the time Scarlette turned one, she’d endured 19 surgeries and invasive treatments, which is why her loving mother hatched a plan to find Scarlette a very special friend.
The kitten was named Holly by the shelter where she was being rehabilitated, but Scarlette and family decided the kitten deserved a new name – Doc, after Scarlette’s favorite cartoon character, Doc McStuffins.
“And also because both the cat and Scarlette had so much interaction with doctors,” father Matt Tipton told ABC7.
Check out the video below to see the tender friendship between a little girl and a little cat with a very special bond!