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Sometimes you see something on the internet that just grabs you. That was the case with one couple in Maryland, near Baltimore, who saw a Tweet about a cat. The cat’s name is Fishtopher (think Christopher) and he was one of the pets from Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center in Blackwood, NJ that was featured on PetFinder, an app that helps humans find their furry forever friends.

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The tweet blew up over Thanksgiving, with 168,000 likes and over 21,000 retweets as of Sunday. Social media users replied with encouragement and pictures of their own rescue cats, hoping someone would adopt Fishtopher.

One of the people who saw the downcast feline online was Laura Folts, a 22-year-old living in Baltimore, Maryland. Folts told Insider that she and her boyfriend, 24-year-old Tanner Callahan, previously talked about adopting a pet, so she jokingly sent the tweet to him on a whim. Little did she know, Callahan submitted an application — and quickly heard back from the shelter.

The couple drove from Baltimore to Blackwood on Saturday, leaving around 8 a.m. and arriving at Homeward Bound around 10 a.m., an hour before the center opened. Folts knew that others would come to meet Fishtopher, so they waited in the cold to be first in line. Their efforts paid off.

Laura and Tanner were the lucky couple to adopt Fishtopher, who now has his own Twitter account (below) and is using the publicity to help other friends find their fur-ever homes.