Officer Andy Simmons of the Hillsborough Police Department in North Carolina had been involved in the rescue of a kitten from the wheel well of a vehicle a couple months back, and immediately decided to adopt him. He named him Officer Monty Sprinkles, but unfortunately, Monty was in poor health from the very beginning, and ended up losing his uphill battle. Simmons put Monty’s ashes in his office and tried to move on, but always felt like a part of him was missing after that.
Officer Simmons found out about the three kittens in the Facebook post from his wife’s coworker, and he and his fellow officers took over the situation and helped find two of the kittens loving forever homes. After everything he had been through with Monty, Simmons decided this was a sign — and adopted the third kitten himself, naming her Mercy.