If you ever feel like you are having a bad day, then you should try to cheer up by reminding yourself that things could always be worse. Today we are going to show you a story that brings proof to that. A little orphaned kitten named Thumbelina couldn’t get any luck in life. Her mother abandoned her at birth and the vet diagnosed her with a serious heart disease. Fortunately, Thumbelina never gave up and she managed to surpass everyone’s expectations.

20. RESCUE CATS

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If there’s something that we all can agree on, then it must be the fact that rescue cats have a strong fighting spirit. They are willing to do anything in order to survive and Thumbelina is the perfect example of that.

19. ADOPTING ORPHANED CATS

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People who want to get a pet are always advised to adopt an orphaned cat because it’s a win-win situation. The adorable cat gets a forever home while the people get the pet they always wanted. Not just that, but the cat is going to be forever grateful.

18. THUMBELINA

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This adorable kitten is Thumbelina. Her story starts when her mamma gave birth to a litter of kitten and then abandoned them. Luckily, Thumbelina and her siblings were saved by a bunch of special people.

17. SPECIAL PEOPLE

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The folks at Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary took in Thumbelina and her siblings. These people do everything in their power to help animals and give them an alternative to living on the streets. However, there was something wrong about Thumbelina…

16. LITTER OF KITTENS

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While Thumbelina’s siblings were growing big and strong, Thumbelina stayed the same size. There was definitely something wrong with Thumbelina, but the Rescue Me Animal volunteers were determined to help the little kitten find a home anyways.

15. SPECIAL CARE

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As Thumbelina’s siblings were growing strong, Thumbelina stayed the same size. The volunteers didn’t know what was going with her health and they did their best to feed her healthy food and delicious milk.

14. FINDING A HOME

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Even though Thumbelina was a small kitten, the volunteers still managed to find a home for her. The adorable cat was adopted by a couple who wanted to bring some happiness and joy into their homes. Keep reading to find out more about the couple.

13. COLIN AND ANNA

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Colin and Anna are the two people who adopted Thumbelina from the Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary and they were determined to help the little kitten live a healthy and happy life. Isn’t this amazing?

12. SMALL KITTEN

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Colin and Anna noticed right away that Thumbelina is smaller than her siblings, but this didn’t stop them from adopting her. One day after adopting Thumbelina the couple decided to take Thumbelina to the vet.

11. HEALTH CHECK

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The couple wanted to make sure that the little kitten is feeling good and they took her to the vet. Unfortunately, the vet didn’t have any good news for them…

10. THE BAD NEWS

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The vet told Colin and Anna that little Thumbelina has a severe health problem. To make things even worse, the vet also said that Thumbelina doesn’t have too many days to live. You won’t believe how the couple reacted to this.

9. THUMBELINA’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED

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After finding out that Thumbelina’s days are numbered the couple decided that they want to do everything in their power to give the kitten a happy life. Even though Thumbelina’s days were numbered, Colin and Anna wanted to fill her life with happiness.

8. HEART PROBLEMS

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Poor Thumbelina had some serious heart problems, but this didn’t stop her from having fun. Colin and Anna say that they have never seen a cat more active than Thumbelina!

7. PROUD PARENT

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As we can clearly see in the picture above, Colin is more than happy to have Thumbelina around his house. The little kitten brings joy to people’s lives and Colin says that he couldn’t ask for a better pet. However, what Anna has to say about Thumbelina might bring a tear to your face!

6. ALWAYS THERE

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Anna says that she will always be there for Thumbelina, no matter what! The adorable kitten has had some bad luck in life, but she is not going to give up on her anytime soon and she still hopes that Thumbelina might prove the vet wrong and live to old age. Do you think this will ever happen?

5. ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY

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Against all the odds, Thumbelina managed to make it to her one year birthday party. Can you believe this? The little kitten fought tooth and nail all her life and she was exceeding all expectations.

4. STRONG SPIRIT

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Even though most people would give up fighting after finding out that they only have a couple of months to live, Thumbelina never stopped fighting. The little kitten is now big and strong. Not just that, but she is always filled with energy and runs around the house all day long.

3. NEVER GIVE UP

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If there’s something that we can take from this incredible story is that we should never give up, even against all odds! Thumbelina’s story is proof that having a strong fighting spirit is the best way to make it in life.

2. GETTING BIGGER

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As time went on Thumbelina started getting bigger. She was no longer the smallest kitten in the litter and it looks like she is going to live a healthy and happy life. Isn’t this amazing?

1. HAPPY ENDING

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Not all stories about orphaned and sick cats end with a happy ending, but this is an exception. We think it’s safe to say that rescue cats are stronger than the others and that they are never going to give up.