When she got closer, though, she realized that what she took for a rodent was actually a newborn kitten. “He wasn’t meowing when I found him,” Van Beek told Love Meow on January 4, 2016. “But he was crawling slowly along on his tummy.”
“[It was] as though he was trying to find his mother, poor little mite,” she recounted. Furthermore, the kitten couldn’t have been very old, as Van Beek informed News Now. “His eyes were still closed, and he still had his umbilical cord attached.”
No one seemed to know anything about the baby cat or how he had come to be orphaned. The big-hearted Van Beek couldn’t just leave the kitten there, though, so she did what any animal lover would do and took the feline home. Van Beek subsequently adopted the kitten and called him Bruce, after Batman’s orphaned alter ego, Bruce Wayne.