madden cat cleft inspiration

“Destined to Be Best Friends,” Madden and Moon are a Perfect Pair

It wasn’t that long ago that young Madden, a 7 year old from Minnesota, was the star of a video on Facebook that quickly went viral. The poised young man has grown up with a cleft-lip and two different colored eyes, a condition known as Heterochromia Iridum. And, while some children could choose to feel sad or upset about being a little different, Madden decided to face the “poopheads” head on. Here’s his video:

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Click to watch the video.

Like so many others, we also loved Madden’s spirit, optimism and life-lessons such as:

“Don’t be mean to other people that are different.”

“Show everyone kindness. You’re missing a lot of awesome people if you’re being a poophead to them!”

“If someone’s being mean to you, be nice to them. Because the most unlovable people need love the most.”

What a great kid!

So, when we heard the latest special news about Madden we were so happy to share it with you, Moms!

Madden and his family have adopted a new furry friend and his name is Moon. Moon also has a cleft lip and Heterochromia Iridum!

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Madden’s Mom shared on Facebook:

“Last week, a friend posted an image of the cat in our cleft moms group. This kitty was taken in by a rescue group in Minnesota. 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. Funny how a pet can make you feel less alone.”

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A match made in heaven for sure!

She continued, “We’re usually not spontaneous people, but we knew that we were meant to love this kitty. 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.”