When IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden came to town last month for the Grand Prix of Baltimore, he fell in love with a puffy, gray kitten.
The race car driver posed with MJ, a kitten from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), for the city's "Show Your Soft Side" anti-animal abuse campaign.
Newgarden, 22, captured second place in the race and flew home to Nashville a few days later, but he couldn't get the tiny, pink-nosed kitten out of his mind. A few weeks later, he submitted an application to BARCS to adopt the kitten and was approved.
Today, MJ, accompanied by his foster mom, flew to Nashville to be reunited with Newgarden. Southwest Airlines flew both the kitten and his chaperone free of charge.We'll be talking with Newgarden later today to hear about the reunion with his fluffy friend, but for now, here is a photo of the pair at the airport.