11/12/2012 08:13 pm ET

Tiny Kitten Cheeto's Heartwarming Rescue Goes Viral (SLIDESHOW)

Imgur: Chaseburger

When Reddit user Chaseburger came across a tiny kitten covered in filth and fleas in Virginia, he did something most people wouldn't: He adopted it.

He was from out of state, living in a hotel and busy working on an independent film, with hardly any time to care for an abandoned animal.

Yet, he managed to take the time to clean up the little cat, nurse him back to health, and document the whole thing in a series of heartwarming photographs.

Plus, he found the tiny kitten -- dubbed Cheeto -- a new home with his mom. The photos of Cheeto's recovery have since gone viral.

Check out the slideshow below:

H/T: Reddit

Cheeto's Recovery