Emma Patricia’s home is rarely calm because of her four hyperactive rescue kitties. Particularly Norman and Noah, the cats like playing and tussling with one another.
“On a canoe expedition, my younger sister truly discovered Noah. He was lying on the riverbank when I went to get him, and he stayed there the entire time, Patricia told The Dodo. They behave very much like brothers and act as such.
Ever since Noah joined the family, Norman has made it his job to take care of his adoptive brother. “They love to be close to one another,” Patricia said. “Generally, where you find one, the other is close by.”
One Saturday last month, Patricia was taking advantage of a rare moment of quiet to have breakfast and read a book when it started to storm. She glanced up to look out the window and caught her two cats in a secret moment of brotherly love.
They had been fighting on the floor just moments earlier, but now they sat side by side, Norman appearing to console Noah.
Patricia remarked, “The boys like sitting and watching the rain in the window. “I didn’t think anything of it, but a few minutes later I looked over and Norman had his arm around Noah and they were just sitting there watching the storm,” said the observer.
Patricia managed to snap a quick picture and post it to Twitter before heading out to work. By the time she got home, her post had gone viral. She was glad the special moment had brought so many people joy.
It isn’t rare to catch Norman and Noah being kind to one another, but she had never caught them supporting each other in such a sweet way before. “They will hug each other like that to groom one another,” Patricia said. “But to just sit like little thunder buddies that way — never!”