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5-year-old is A Real Superhero, Especially To His Neighborhood's Homeless Cats

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A five-year-old boy is a superhero on a mission. Helping cats on the streets of Philadelphia, Shon Griffin has a gift for connecting with animals in need.

"We call him 'Catman,'" his aunt Kris Papiernik said. She and her fiancee Kia Griffin have been involved in cat rescue and fosters for over a decade and that instant gave their young nephew a connection.

Shon has been connecting with rescue cats since he was only three years old.

When Shon comes to visit his aunts, he only wants to do one thing- go outside and take care of the street cats.

“We’ve been a big part of his life ever since he was born,” Papiernik said. “If he was with us, he was around cats. He follows our lead.”

At first they were hesitant to let the young child help out with the cats.

“We were a little hesitant at first because they’re feral cats, and we thought they’re going to run from a rambunctious 3-year-old,” Papiernik said.

But one day something changed their minds.

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