READING, Pa. - One family got a purrrrfect new addition to their family because of a neat program that the Animal Rescue League offers.
"We are going to be delivering a little 10-week-old kitten named Cody to a little girl and a little boy for Christmas," said the ARL's Paige Seitz.
It's a program that the Animal Rescue League has been doing for the last couple of years, called "Santa Deliveries."
"It's cool, because you're helping," said Seitz. "You're saving an animal, so it's really cool for the kids that you saved this little baby kitten."
Cody's future family came in to meet him a few days ago and the dad, Joshua Paez, pretended not to know if he was the right kitten for them. That was all part of the plan. Paez secretly adopted Cody through the Santa Deliveries program, and the new little kitten would be delivered Christmas morning.
Paez said it was the perfect surprise for his kids.
"They've been asking, asking, asking, and I was like, 'Let me wait till there's a right moment,'" said Paez.
After more than a year of waiting, he said his plan paid off. His children Jessabella, 6, and Josh, 8, answered the door and were ecstatic to receive their little kitten.
Paez said it was all worth it to see the reaction on his kids' faces when their pet was given to them.