A tiny abandoned kitten strayed into the hearts of a group of climbers.

"Meet Red, a stray we found in a gravel parking lot at Muir Valley, Red River Gorge, Kentucky. He adopted us by following us for half a mile through the woods," Eric C. told Love Meow.

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A tiny abandoned kitten found a group of climbers at Red River Gorge, Kentucky. "He adopted us by following us for half a mile through the woods."

"He followed us the whole way from the parking lot at Muir down the trail to Tectonic Wall, and stayed at the crag with us all day. We couldn't leave him," Jennifer S. told Love Meow.

Red is quite a hiker. He tagged along with his human friends he just met when they were hiking up the hill. When the kitty didn't feel like walking, he wasn't shy about asking for assistance.

When Red wanted some rest, he asked to be carried.

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"He rode on my shoulders or backpack, but insisted I hunch over. He'd sleep in my helmet, but didn't like being carried in it as much. What worked best was letting him sleep in our jackets, with a strap around the bottom so he wouldn't fall out," Eric added.

"You are my human now!"

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He discovered their helmet. It's a perfect fit!

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Red snuggled into Eric's jacket, ready for a nap.

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They fell in love with the little unexpected furry friend.

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They fell in love with the little unexpected furry friend. When they were leaving that day, they went home with a new addition.

"I may have adopted a kitten or a kitten may have adopted me," Eric told Love Meow.

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Update:

All grown up now. Red is the boss in the house.

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