The Andie Summers Show

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.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the tweet absolutely blew up garnering hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets. Among those moved by the post was 22-year old Laura Folts of Baltimore, Maryland. Folts told Business Insider that she and her boyfriend Tanner Callahan spoke of adopting a pet. When Folts saw this post, she sent it to Callahan as a joke, but Callahan did not laugh. Instead, he submitted an application.

Once the couple heard back from the shelter, they woke early and drove from Baltimore to Blackwood, arriving an hour before the shelter opened. They knew there was a lot of attention on this cat and they wanted 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.

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