Marna Gilligan and Sean Purdy thought their beloved black-and-white cat Moon Unit was gone for good.
After all, she had wandered off in the middle of winter more than eight years ago ... and searches came to nothing.
But then, this summer, a cat rescue group found a stray they believed was Moon Unit, thanks to microchipping.
Yep, it seemed impossible. Especially because this feline was all the way over in - hang on a minute, Paris?!
However, photos proved she was indeed Moon Unit - somehow she must have crossed the Channel to France. What a trip that must have been ...
Marna and Sean have since set up a crowdfunding page to donate money to ADAD - that's Aide et Defense des Animaux en Detresse - to say thanks. The rescue group was not only responsible for tracking them down, but also sorting out vet care and a pet passport, and fostering Moon Unit until she could legally travel back to them.
So far the pair have raised over £600 to help other cats - but they're receiving pledges from the public until August 18.
Oh, let's just take a moment to imagine how cute their reunion with Moon Unit must have been ... No, we're definitely not getting emotional. Not at all.