Matthew, a truck driver, lost his friend, a gray cat named Ashes, two months ago.
He was completely desperate to find him, when suddenly he received a call from where he least expected. And that was good news!
Ash has been traveling with Matthew for the third year.
He has his own place in the cab of the truck. He loves trips and, as best he can, brightens up the boring everyday life of his owner.
And Matthew is crazy about the cat, because he has no family.
They often have to drive very far from home, but this is the specifics of the work – goods must be delivered throughout the country.
Two months ago, while driving through Ohio in the north of the country, Matthew lost Ashes.
He was frightened by the noise and darted into the bushes – no matter how many people looked for the cat, or called him, they never found him.
With a heavy heart, Matthew went to fulfill the order, and then immediately rushed back.
But Ashes was nowhere to be found.
Since then, he took all orders in order to build a route through that parking lot in Ohio, but the cat seemed to have disappeared.
And the other day, Matthew got a call from Fairport, New York, in the eastern United States.
Far from Ohio, and even farther to native Texas – in the animal shelter.
Ashes was picked up by a compassionate woman who saw a freezing cat and could not walk by.
They examined him at the shelter, found a microchip and called the indicated number.
And Matthew raced across the country to meet a friend!
How the cat ended up in a completely different place, how it survived, why it was not found earlier – now it is impossible to find out.
But Matthew is infinitely grateful to those who advised him to insert a microchip to Ashes as a kitten.
He considers it a kind of Christmas present and a miracle.