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Cutest kitten in the world has an unexpected secret

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One look from adorable ‘Baby Fruit’ and you will melt! This kitten is simply perfect: he's happy, he's curious, and he's cuddly. But there's a lot more to him than meets the eye.

By Justine Seraphin , 19 Feb 2020

 

It's only when foster mum Lauren puts him down on the ground that you see it: Fruit's back legs don't work. The strangest thing about it is that vets don't even know why: x-rays came back normal, so there's really no explanation for it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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All odds against Fruit

This, added to a terrible virus the kitten contracted in his early days, meant that vets recommended that Fruit be put down. But that wasn't an option for Lauren who had already seen his personality shine. She did everything she could to keep the adorable kitten alive, helped him through all the treatments necessary, and never EVER gave up on him.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nothing can stop this little kitty

And with all that TLC, he was back on his feet in no time – literally! Thanks to laser therapy, Baby Fruit is starting to stand on his own! His foster mum hopes that someday, he'll even be able to walk like a normal cat!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There's no doubt that this kitten had a rough start to life – weigh him and you'll see. He should be the size of an adult cat by now, but he's remained kitten-sized at only 3 pounds!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But that doesn't stop him from living life to the fullest. Keep fighting Baby Fruit, you're doing so well!

Would you like to help animals like Lauren does? Find out everything you need to know about fostering a cat or kitten!