When a Louisiana family opened their front door, they were surprised to find a napkin with a little creature inside on their porch.

"He was so tiny he fit in our hand with room to spare," wrote Reddit user, ArchChronicles.

"Somebody left him wrapped in a napkinā€¦ Both of his eyes had cysts in them, he was caked in scabs, and he was so malnourished he couldn't walk," they said.

The family immediately brought him inside, gave him some food and a much-needed bath.

"We cleaned him up and picked off what felt like hundreds of fleas before we wrapped him up in a warm blanket and let him sleep."

The poor kitten was emaciated and exhausted. The family kept feeding him every few hours to make sure he survived the night.

"He ate an entire can of kitten food in a matter of minutes, though lots of it was smeared on his face from excitement," ArchChronicles told Love Meow.

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