Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid faced an emotional night on Saturday, when her beloved pet cat Suki went missing from her London home.
The presenter issued an emotional plea on her social media, asking her followers if they could keep an eye out for her and take her to the vets if spotted, to be ID’d through her microchip.
Hundreds of fans and animal organisations took to the post to offer Susanna tips for finding Suki – and share their well-wishes for her safe return.
One wrote, ‘Best wishes. Hope she’s home safe and sound very soon’, while another said, ‘Please also inform the microchip company who will put a tag against the chip she is missing!’
And luckily, the call-out paid off, as five hours later, at midnight, Susanna Reid revealed that the cat had been found and reunited with her.
She confessed that she had been left “overwhelmed” by the help she’d received during the search, and thanked everyone for contributing.
Susanna wrote, ‘I am overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers, twitter friends, FB groups & neighbours. A lady living near me was alerted to a lost black cat and went in her car to collect her – at midnight. I opened the door to see Suki in her arms. Thank-you everyone. So much goodness.❤’
Such a lovely end to the story!
But it’s not the first time Suki has caused her owner to worry. Susanna’s beloved cat also went missing in 2015 – while she and her family were on holiday.
On her Twitter, she wrotre, ‘People of #Balham … my cat Suki is lost. We went away for a bit – & so has she 😞. She has microchip but no collar.’
But happily, like this time, the adorable feline made her way back home soon after Susanna shared the message.
It’s likely that Suki lives with Susanna and her three sons at their Balham, South-West London home.
In a 2017 interview with The Guardian, Susanna revealed that while she’s often out the door of her house at 4am, she’s usually back by 10am – leaving plenty of time to focus on her children when they get back from school at 3.30pm.
She said, “The kids come home at 3.30pm, so it’s all about them, their homework and their tea at 6pm.
“I’ll do meat and veg, lasagne or spag bol for them and – because I’m pescatarian – probably salmon and veg for me. At 7pm, after dinner, I’m back in work mode, prepping for the morning.”