Losing a pet is a traumatic experience, so when one family’s missing cat was found dead by the roadside, everybody was obviously pretty cut up about it. Kitty the Cat, a 7-year-old pastel Calico, was found by the Schmidt family’s mom, but it was left up to her husband Eric to break the news to the kids. “When your mom drove the neighborhood just now, she found her in the street near the house. Your mom is pretty emotional so please reach out when you can and offer your support.” As you can see however, that’s not quite the end of the story…

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When Kitty the family cat was found dead at the roadside, dad Eric Schmidt had to break the tragic news to the kids

But the story soon took an unexpected turn!

Needless to say, everybody was pretty surprised