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103-Year-Old Woman Gets a Sweet Birthday Surprise: a Cat in Need of a Home

Lillian Grant, a 103-year-old woman residing in assisted living housing in St. George, Utah, had an unforgettable birthday celebration. Her administrators organized an outdoor barbecue to commemorate her special day. When asked about her dream birthday present, Lillian expressed her longing for a sweet cat like her beloved Sammy, who had passed away over a year ago.

Upon learning of Lillian's wish, Debbie Presland, one of the administrators, was determined to make it come true. She enlisted the help of her brother Joseph, who worked at the St. George Animal Shelter. Their efforts led them to a 9-year-old cat named Marley, who had recently arrived at the shelter due to his previous owner's inability to keep him after moving into another assisted living facility that didn't allow pets.

Joseph emphasized the importance of finding the perfect match. If Marley and Lillian hadn't connected, they would have continued their search for another suitable cat. However, their worries soon dissipated when they introduced Marley to Lillian just before bringing out her birthday cake. The moment they met, Marley immediately took a liking to Lillian, and she reciprocated with warmth and affection.

The heartwarming photos captured this beautiful moment as Lillian embraced Marley, filling her heart with joy and healing the void left by her beloved Sammy. It was a truly memorable birthday gift that surpassed her expectations and brought immense happiness to her special day.

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