No one knows exactly how long the kittens had only each other to cling to inside a shoebox. Since they were just a couple of days old, it couldn't have been too long. But, of course, on a freezing cold day, even a minute was too long.
When someone came across the tiny parcel at a property in Surrey, British Columbia, it seemed likely neither would survive.
The person who found the shivering orphans called the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) and a volunteer quickly scooped them up.
The girl, despite the group's best efforts, didn't make it.
That left one cold, frightened baby boy.