Adopting a cat can be a joyous occasion as you bring a cat to its forever home. Unfortunately for Carolyn Lowry, as she was bringing a cat for a booster shot, the cat carrier lid popped off and the cat, nicknamed Birdie, ran away.

Carolyn spent two years searching for Birdie and amazingly got a call from another woman who had found the cat. Now Carolyn has finally been reunited with Birdie and brought Birdie home for a happy moment that was two years in the making.

The lesson is that if you’re transporting your cat anywhere, make sure the carrier is sturdy and can’t let your cat escape.

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