A box is rarely just a box. If it’s wrapped in colorful paper, it’s a present. Stick a kid inside of a cardboard refrigerator box and it’s his very own secret clubhouse, and a leftover soda box can even act as a sled for a very spunky kitty.
But sometimes, the contents of a box can be bewildering. Take the myth of Pandora, for example. She was given many wonderful gifts (not wrapped in colorful paper, but fabulous nonetheless) like beauty, speech, and most importantly, curiosity. So when she was gifted with a box and told not to open it, her inquisitive nature got the best of her. She opened it and released every evil into the world—including whatever vile impulse led a human to put what they placed inside a box discovered by the side of the road.
This white box, which was engulfed with snow, was discovered by the father of Imgur user, provinciallife. The box was hard to spot, but what was left inside was even harder for them to stomach.
The story of this man and his daughter’s discovery of what was inside this box and the kindness they displayed is enough to warm any icy heart.
Read about their amazing discovery below and make sure to SHARE this heartwarming tale with anyone in your life who inspires you!
According to Imgur user, provinciallife, the road where her father spotted the box had “no houses, no traffic.” The only reason the box was found was because her dad happened to spot it while driving by.
Once he saw it, he just had to take a closer look…
What could possibly be in there?
Whatever it was, "the box was placed under some branches. Presumably to keep the top on."
"When I peaked in, my heart broke," said provinciallife. What she found was a very sick and cold kitten.
As it turns out, the kitten wasn't alone—there were two kittens abandoned in the box along along with two dishes of food and a blanket.
The brothers were brought home and proved to be incredibly sweet. In fact, when separated, the cats would meow until they were reunited.
Yet, regardless of their darling nature, they were filthy, had gunk around their eyes, and smelled like urine.
Both kitties got a bath. When they were wet, you could see how malnourished and skinny they were.
They were both wrapped in blankets and nuzzled for body warmth.
They were also completely confused by food. They didn't "seem to know what to do with the tiny bowl of kitten food we put down," said provinciallife.
Though confused, the cats were extremely grateful. They purred and rubbed up against anyone who passed by.
Their new family felt they had to take them to the vet to make sure they were OK.
At the vet, the cats were weighed. One kitty only weighed 2.9 pounds!
The other little guy weighed only 3.1 pounds.
One kitten had to have part of his tail amputated. "The vet found a wound," said provinciallife. "The end of the tail was cold and limp."
"Antibiotics, probiotics, painkillers, and dewormer were prescribed for their woes."
With the help of drugs, the vet, and a loving family, the cats finally got the hang of eating.
The family eventually named them Tango and Cash.
They're growing up healthy and strong.
The kittens' personalities are also beginning to develop.
Sometimes they're a little goofy...
Other times they prefer a little alone time, preferably in tiny vessels, like this trash can.
But they always want to play!
All in all, they’re two very happy and healthy cats thanks to the love of some very kind folks.
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