A woman who thought she was rescuing a sickly cat took her from a Chicago boutique’s window only to return her after a social media fervour.
Sweat Pea, who is 17 and needs special food and medicine, was taken Tuesday by a woman whose friend said she thought needed to be rescued. The woman who took the cat wrote an apology letter her friend took to the owners of Fleur in Logan Square where Sweet Pea was taken from.
The shop posted video of the woman taking the cat from the storefront on social media—and it took off from there.
But after seeing the posts online, the woman asked her friend to bring the cat back, her acquaintance said.
The moment the woman brought the cat back was captured by an NBC 5 News crew in the store originally to do a story on the alleged cat theft.
Instead of a tearjerker, the heartwarming reunion was captured instead.