A kitten who was spotted at an office building, warmed up to people and decided to trust and purr.
Taylor Nichols heard what sounded like a cat when she was at work late last month. Upon investigation, she discovered a tiny kitten all alone inside a cardboard box.
“The kitten was found in a box in an enclosed area at an office building near Van Nuys, California,” Ryann Torrero shared with Love Meow. “He was very scared at first and unsure about humans. Being so tiny and without his momma or siblings, it’s completely understandable.”
The kitten, named Beans, was hesitant to come out of the box. He hissed, cried, and used his instinct to intimidate and hide. “After a bit of patience and love, Beans realized this human was no threat and started to trust.”
Slowly but surely, Beans came out of his shell. When he was petted on the back, he let out the sweetest rumbling purrs and melted into Taylor for more head scritches.
Knowing that the kitten was alone and needed care, Taylor sent out a plea on social media, in hopes of getting him into a rescue. That’s when Ryann came across the posts, and she sprang into action.
Ryann picked up the kitten that afternoon and contacted her local rescue group, Baby Kitten Rescue (in Los Angeles), to inquire about a foster home for the kitten.
“I told her we were full but we would back her and take him into the rescue if she could foster him. And she agreed,” Caroline Grace, the founder of Baby Kitten Rescue, shared with Love Meow.
“She picked up supplies that day and I gave her guidance on how to care for him. Beans was about 5-6 weeks old and already eating wet food like a champ.”
On the first night home, Beans was a bit nervous but trying his utmost to trust. “He would hide under the bed and then come out a little to receive some cuddles and pets, and then run back under the bed,” Ryann told Love Meow.
The next day, Beans mustered the courage and emerged from hiding with a new attitude. He was no longer fearful and started to play with toys and explore his new abode.
Watch Beans the kitten in this cute video: