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Woman Meets A Kitten And Can't Sleep Until She Adopts Him

She stayed up all night thinking about him.

A 2-month-old shelter kitten has a rare condition that makes him really wobbly - but that didn't prevent him from getting a home.

Grant has cerebellar hypoplasia, a neurological condition that makes him a little off-balance.

"He doesn't know he's any different, and won't have a lower quality of life," Christina Hill, director of marketing and communications at the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS), told The Dodo earlier this week. "He just is a bit tipsy."

Atlanta Humane Society

As The Dodo was putting together this article on the "tipsy" kitten, Grant happened to meet the woman who would give him a forever home.

"When I was down there getting footage [for The Dodo's article], a woman walked in to adopt him," Hill said on Friday. "She had come by yesterday to meet him, did research all last night on his condition and was first in line to adopt this morning when we opened."

After Emma Wheat met Grant, she went home to think about adopting him. Indeed, she found she couldn't think about anything else.

"I did my research on his condition so I understood a bit more about him and his medical needs," Wheat told The Dodo. "I could hardly sleep last night because I was so excited to come in and adopt him today. I already have little food and water bowls for him!"

Emma Wheat is a music therapist who works with children who have developmental disabilities. She plans to let Grant help her show kids that being different doesn't mean he's any less happy than any other cat.

Atlanta Humane Society

"It just felt right," Wheat said, "like I had to have him."

"We are so happy that we were able to bring this perfect match together and so proud of Grant who will be helping children with disabilities for the rest of his life," Hill said.

"He's perfect," Wheat said. "I love him so much already and he doesn't even know how spoiled he's going to be."

To help AHS continue to find animals like Grant their forever homes, click here.