Charlie the cat had been waiting at the Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, Tenessee for a very long time. She's 13 years old, and just wanted a quiet home where she could retire. It seemed like Charlie might be waiting forever - until finally, an older gentleman who understood her finally noticed her.
The man's sister contacted the shelter to ask about Charlie, but said it might be hard for them to come visit in person as they are older. But it's the shelter's policy that anyone hoping to adopt has to come visit in person.
A few days later, they were finally able to make it, and thank goodness they did.
"When I went in her cage to get her, she hissed at me while she was in her box," a shelter staffer wrote on Reddit. "So instead of messing with her, I picked up the box and brought it in the visitation room. Within seconds, Charlie hopped out of the box, right onto the older man's lap. It was the sweetest thing."