It was a cold and chilly Thanksgiving morning when Branden Bingham and his family decided to play around in the snow. Tossing snowballs and generally having a good time, the fun stopped when one of his kids stumbled upon what looked to be a dead and frozen kitten.

Branden’s brother went over and scooped up the cat. Upon doing so, he noticed the cat may in fact be alive! He rushed to the fireplace and performed CPR on the little white kitten. When everyone else told him to give up, he pressed on for over an hour at which point the kitten finally stirred from its cold slumber, making a truly miraculous recovery.

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