When a litter of squirrels got knocked out of their nest during a cyclone, their mother was nowhere to be found. Luckily, some compassionate people stepped in to help, vowing to care for the orphans.

The family’s kitten, Hetty, took an instant liking to her new housemates and made it a priority to keep them safe and warm. The family had adopted Hetty herself just a few months earlier.

After a few days passed by, the family heard what they thought was a mother squirrel calling for her babies. Could it be the tiny orphans’ mom?

To find out for sure, they placed one of the babies on their porch and waited. Soon enough, the baby responded to the mother’s calls. Then, the mother approached her baby. After carrying him away, she continued to return for the rest of her litter, until her family was once again complete.

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