Young boy bullied for his different coloured eyes and cleft lip has managed to find a pet with the exact same rare conditions.

Seven-year-old Madden Humphreys has regularly been targeted by bullies at school for his appearance, leaving him feeling isolated from his peers.

Madden, from Oklahoma, was born with a rare eye condition called heterochromia iridum, meaning he has eyes of different colours – one green and one blue.

He shares this unique quality with superstars David Bowie, Mila Kunis and Keifer Sutherland.

Heterochromia iridum affects less than one per cent of the population, and an even smaller percentage of people have a cleft lip.

To have both conditions is an extremely rare phenomenon.

cleft palate

In an extraordinary coincidence, Moon and Madden share the exact same conditions and the same eye colours – a blue left eye and a green right eye.

His family say the pair were “destined to be best friends”.

Speaking to Love What Matters, Madden’s mum Christina revealed her family immediately adopted the cat after seeing the creature in need of a family.

She said: “Last week, a friend posted an image of the cat in our cleft moms group. This kitty was taken in by a rescue group in Minnesota.

“We knew immediately that this kitty was meant to be part of our family.

“Not only does he have a cleft lip like our seven-year-old son Madden, he also has complete heterochromia iridum, like Madden.

“They were destined to be best friends. Funny how a pet can make you feel less alone.”

Madden’s mum says he has found comfort in his new pet as he learns to deal with the bullies, adding: “In a world full of bullies and hateful words, we will choose to chase love.

“I think it’s safe to say that this kitty is love, and was certainly meant to be part of our journey and Madden’s journey.”

Adorable beyond words x

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  • People can be so cruel with the comments they make. With children often others mimic the main bully. The parents of the kids may or may not be aware that the others are bullying him. They maybe upset if they were informed about it and talk to their kids about it. He and the cat have beautiful eyes. It’s sad Madden has to have so much surgery to repair his problem.


  • That is so cool having a pet with the same condition. Hopefully the bullying will stop soon


  • Very cool. I hope it helps.


  • So sorry to hear this precious boy get bullied.
    His eyes with 2 different colours are most beautiful ! And how special they found a cat with exactly the same cleft and eye condition !!


  • I think his eyes are great!


  • Gorgeous. What a great move. Time ago I read the case of one child with one arm and an adopted dog with just three legs. Seeing that you are similar to other beings I think really helps a lot in living a better life. This is the article I was talking about. I’m not sure if we talked about it here in Mouths of Mums too. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182006/A-bub-s-best-friend-heartwarming-bond-beautiful-little-girl-born-one-arm-three-legged-puppy.html


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