When the Whitley family moved to a new neighborhood in Mastic Beach, New York, they had one big concern: Would their cat, 8-year-old cat Lily, adapt?
“I was very nervous taking her to new territory with how she would react,” Stephanie Whitley told local news channel PIX-11.
Then her worst fears came true. Lily went missing.
Usually the little gray outdoor kitten would come home at the end of the day, but when she didn’t come back for four days, “I didn’t think Lily would come home,” Whitley said.
Just as they had given up hope of seeing Lily again, the Whitleys were awakened in the middle of the night by their Ring. At first they were shocked that they had a surprise visitor so late. But when they watched the front door video feed on their Alexa device, the concern turned to joy.
It was Lily.
In the video, Lilly puts her paws on the camera and meows a few times to warn her family that she’s home.
“We all gasped. We laughed. We were emotional. We cried. It was a great moment,” Whitley said.
A voice on the video says, “Oh my God, did you record that?”
Yes. Lily took care of it.