Bullied boy adopts cat with same rare eye condition and cleft lip

Madden Humphreys and his cat, Moon (Photo courtesy of Instagram/@maddenandmoon)

(WLUK) -- According to his mother, an Oklahoma boy and his new cat were destined to be friends.

Seven-year-old Madden Humphreys is often the target of bullies at school. Classmates would point out his cleft palate and heterochromia iridum, a rare condition that makes each eye a different color.

When Madden’s mom, Christina, learned in a Facebook support group there was a cat up for adoption in Minnesota that had the same conditions as her son, she knew the animal had to be a part of their family.

Madden named his new feline friend, Moon.

"Funny how a pet can make you feel less alone," Christina wrote in a post for blogging site Love What Matters. "Moon helps Madden realize that being born unique is an incredible thing; that he is magic."

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