Everyone needs a companion in life who will be there for them when they need them the most, a friend through thick and thin.
Jayden Denton made a new companion in the form of Kitty, a cute gray kitten.
Being a boy with special needs, Jayden is prone to feeling overwhelmed at times, leading him to have occasional sensory meltdowns. It can sometimes make it difficult for Jayden to relate with others.
“My son has sensory processing disorder, and other issues,” Tonya Denton, Jayden’s mom, told The Dodo. “When he gets overloaded, or doesn’t understand, he has outbursts of crying and is inconsolable.”
That is, until his family rescued Kitty.
Kitty frequently gives off the impression of being a fairly normal cat: active, inquisitive, and not averse to fits of rowdy disobedience. But Jayden’s mother quickly learned about Kitty’s brand-new side.
It turned out that Jayden needed the cat the most when things were hardest for him. When Jayden’s emotions run high, Kitty is exactly the opposite—she doesn’t run away.
When he had breakdowns, Tonya said, “We started seeing Kitty continuously going up to him.” “When he loses it, Kitty kisses his head until Jayden settles down. Jayden could only be calmed in this way.”
Recently, Jayden’s mother videotaped this wonderfully heartwarming behavior:
Jayden’s family had tried everything to help put him at ease in moments like those. But nothing ever worked quite like Kitty.
“This cat has changed everything,” Tonya said. “To see their bond, as his mother, is not just amazing, but special to see such a crazy cat come to him in his times of need.”
It’s like it was meant to be.
The cat’s presence in Jayden’s life isn’t only helpful during those most stressful times. Simply having Kitty around seems to help anchor him in a world that might otherwise feel isolating.
“Kitty makes my son happy, and it’s like they understand each other,” Tonya said. “It’s just a happy feeling knowing my son has a best friend.”