It's hard to say who rescued whom. We (thought we) were complete as a family before he came into our lives but to be honest, I don't really remember what it was like when he wasn't here. Here's how he became part of our family -- My two youngest children were sitting in our van while I secured some items to the top getting ready to work at an event. I remember it was drizzling when my daughter opened the door of the van and said "Mommy, look at that adorable kitten." He was walking around the corner of our apartment building. When he saw her open the door he strolled over and climbed into the van and my daughter's lap. He went with us to the event and he has been with us ever since (almost 6 years now).