Bullied Boy with Two Different Eye Colors Finds the Perfect Kitten Companion

Bullied Boy with Two Different Eye Colors Finds the Perfect Kitten Companion

A boy who was targeted by bullies for his unique differently colored eyes and cleft palate has found his soulmate in the form of a cat named Moon with eyes that match his.

Seven-year-old Madden Humphries from Oklahoma was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, and stunning contrasting eye hues. He has undergone six surgeries, with more to come, to repair the cleft lip, and was the victim of serious bullying from a young age, which his mother says still “rears its nastiness once in a while.”

Madden’s mom, Victoria, heard about this rare rescued kitten on a Facebook group for mothers of children with cleft lips.

“We knew immediately that this kitty was meant to be a part of our family. Not only does he have a cleft lip like our seven-year-old son Madden, he also has complete heterochromia iridum (contrasting eye colours), like Madden. They were destined to be best friends. Funny how a pet can make you feel less alone,” she said.

With the support of friends and some generous strangers, the family traveled interstate across Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota to pick up sweet Moon.

“He’s a little nervous as he’s adapting to a new place, but he’s so affectionate, and he LOVES Madden. He’ll come right up, and snuggle in his lap,” said the family in an Instagram post.

It’s a match made in heaven for these two unique souls who are quickly becoming best friends.

“Moon helps Madden realise that being born unique is an incredible thing, that he is magic,” his mother told Love What Matters.

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Image Credit: Instagram – @maddenandmoon



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  1. Christine Marquis

    You are very special Madden! Hugs to you!

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  2. Pitsi Pitsi

    How beautifull is this pair!Mom, you have a very rare and very special boy( 1/10000) and let him know that, he must be proud of his look!!!!

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  3. Amy Berry

    Two great looking and adorable fellas! Have fun, guys! I live in Minnesota and have two cats adopted from out local pet rescue. They’re my good friends. Hurray for all the cat lovers out there, especially Madden and Moon.

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  4. Meg

    Oh what a beautiful boy with such a lovely, dear, sweet smile. I am so happy that you have such a perfect kitty. Thank you God for such wonderfulness. Madden, you are handsome and cute and have such a charming smile. Seeing your beautiful face, and you with your kitty, is a lovely gift to all of us. May you be blessed always with happiness, peace and joy.

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  5. Linda J Collard

    Aww, what a wonderful story… well, not that the poor kid is bullied, that needs to stop, but finding his little soul mate is so cute. I have a cat with one green eye and one blue eye also, he’s the best cat I’ve ever had, I hope they have long and happy life together.

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  6. A M Green

    Madden and Moon are both unique and beautiful and so perfectly matched. Hope they have many years together of love, acceptance and friendship.

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    Oh Madden, what an incredibly unique person you are! You have beautiful eyes and now, you have a friend that is exactly like you! Two perfect, beautiful souls in the same place! I have great faith that you will go on to do amazing things in your life!

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  8. cindi scholefield

    Such a brave boy. I’m so glad he has a best friend now, and will have the strength to see bullying for what it is – a show of insecurity – whereas Madden has the security of his family, his own inner strength and of course – Moon.

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  9. mongibello

    Madden’s eyes are stupendous. He’ll be the envy of the ladies when grown up!
    Moon is a beautiful cat. Perfect pair. God bless.

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  10. TCAmbrosia

    Madden Humphries
    Young man you are such a sweet and brave young man. You are handsome and as you grow up you will have more friends.
    So sorry you have been bullied, but remember you are the true victor not the bullies.
    Your cat is so adorable and I bet the love you share with one another is extra special.
    Be brave young man, follow the path and you will be the better person for it.
    Your parents BRAVO to raising such a wonderful young man and standing by him.
    I ask our Good Lord to keep you all well and safe and may HE bless and reward you 100x for helping HIS animal friends and those who are bullied.
    Lord Protect Madden as he must undergo more surgery, let him never lose faith, nor his good nature. Bess his animal buddy and let him grow into a great man.
    Bless all who believe in YOU Father.

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  11. Robyn Knorr

    Tell the young man that David Bowie had different coloured eyes (after an accident to his eye) and look how famous he became. His eyes are gorgeous. I, too, have a cat with different coloured eyes and I named him Bowie, After David Bowie. Be proud, young man, your eyes are a window to your soul. The fact you have taken a kitten on, you are a good boy. All the best for the future.

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  12. Rebecca

    Oh my goodness… what a brave and handsome boy and what a beautiful cat. I hope you both have a long and lovely partnership. Madden, in your life you will SHINE because you are unique… don’t let the bullies define you they’re just jealous.

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  13. Allison T Anderson

    Madden eye color only makes him more beautiful than he already is. How wonderful to be unique! I know he doesn’t realize it now, but someday he will!!!

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  14. Tricia KatWrangler

    Madden is only going to get more handsome as he grows up.
    And guys who love cats are highly sought after.

    This is no coincidence – Madden and Moon were meant for each other 💖
    And now they have each other as buddies. Excellent job, Mom!

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  15. Emily Boliver

    All I can say is that they found a miracle in each other. They are strictly made for each other. I hope they find all the happiness God has given to them.

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  16. JANICE

    That is such a beautiful story! Kids can be mean but at least his has his kitty to make him feel better! Shame on those that tease him!!!

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  17. Athena

    Madden & Moon (M &M’s) what a beautiful story and Madden you are a beautiful boy with the most stunning and unique eyes. Never change who you are bullies are week and unhappy with themselves that’s why they get pleasure in hurting others. They have the issue. Stay strong beautiful boy take care of your gorgeous kitty and remember we love you.

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  18. Leanne

    What a beautiful story. May they have ma.y happy years together.

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  19. sandy

    I can’t believe there is still bullying in schools. how is it even possible. I was bullied for years back in the late ’60’s. there has been more than enough time to wipe out bullying! that boy is going to grow up to be a real babe magnet. I love any guy who loves cats. we have 17.

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    • Trish Katwrangler W

      You’re right – we’ve had more than enough time to stop this. But I think bullying is worse than ever.
      Those nasty, arrogant kids are grown and have children of their own. That’s where the kids learn it.
      I remember snarky cliques that picked on people – bullied them – but things have gotten out of hand.
      There’s a scary violence in bullying now. I don’t understand why communities put up with it.

      I’m sorry you had to experience that pain. Never stop speaking out. As a survivor you have wisdom to share.
      And cats have this wonderful, subtle healing energy, as well as that cat-crazy energy. Cats get us.
      We have only seven 💖 Unless you can count our Maine Coon – 24 lbs – as two. Then we have eight 😺

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  20. Misty

    Your eyes are beautiful. You are beautiful on the inside and out. Thank you for rescuing an animal. God bless Madden and Moon.

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