Few bonds are more powerful than those that exist between children and animals - and there's nothing quite as heartbreaking as a missing pet. Fortunately for these youngsters, who had lost their black-and-white cat Madison weeks earlier, the pet is now safely back where she belongs.
The kids' mother, Sheryl M., tells AOL that the 13-year-old cat had disappeared two months ago without a trace. But as luck would have it, she recently spotted Madison at a nearby gas station after dropping her sons off at school.
"Excited, I called my daughter (18 years old) to tell her the good news. She met me at the door with tears in her eyes. I told her I will be back with the boys and I wanted to surprise them and to wait with Maddie in her room," she says. "And the video is them seeing her for the first time in months!"