An affectionate young couple petting their adopted cat while chilling in the living room at home.
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The Wedding Crasher: Newlyweds Adopt Surprise Cat Guest

In a heartwarming turn of events, a couple adopted a stray cat who crashed their wedding and gave her a forever home. When Cara and Matt Hamdan were in the midst of their wedding vows, their ceremony was amusingly interrupted by an unexpected guest: a stray cat. Rather than seeing this as a mere distraction, the couple embraced the moment and later, adopted the cat, solidifying the pet’s role in their newly formed family.

Cat crashes wedding, gets adopted by couple

Cara and Matt’s special day took place in September in Hudson Valley, New York. The event took a surprising turn when a stray cat made an appearance during a crucial moment of their ceremony. Amidst the exchange of vows, laughter erupted from the attendees, drawing the couple’s attention to the purring intruder emerging from the shrubbery.

Recognizing the cat’s serendipitous intrusion as something special, the Hamdans immediately felt a connection. With Matt already being an avid cat lover, the decision to adopt the feline seemed almost destined. However, it wasn’t an instant transition. The venue’s staff played a crucial role in securing the shy, evasive cat, using shrimp to coax her out of hiding. After some time, they succeeded in capturing her and subsequently took her to a shelter where Cara and Matt could formally adopt her — as per Good Morning America.

The decision to adopt the cat — now named Daisy — wasn’t immediate. Because of their limited living space and an existing pet cat named Gatsby, Matt was hesitant. However, encouragement from friends and family swayed the couple’s decision, and they embraced Daisy as a new family member.

Once home, Daisy quickly settled in, showcasing a level of affection that deeply resonated with the couple. “She’s very very loving and affectionate. She licks our hands like a dog. I’ve never seen a cat do this,” said Matt.

For Cara, Daisy’s unexpected appearance felt like a message from her late grandmother, a meaningful presence at their wedding in spirit. “It feels like that was her kind of in that moment being like, ‘I’m gonna be here to watch you guys,'” she said.

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