From being stray to sibling: Jodi Sta. Maria shares Naia’s journey

February 26, 2024 - 9:50 AM
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Actress Jodi Sta. Maria with her pets Naia and Lily in this photo posted on Twitter on Feb. 23, 2024 (JodiStaMaria/Twitter)

From being a stray to a sibling.

Actress Jodi Sta. Maria shared that the stray kitten she had rescued from the airport last year is now a brother to a new puppy.

The celebrity on Friday, February 23, shared a picture of her seated in bed with Naia (Na-ya), the stray she found at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in January 2023, resting on her legs.

Meanwhile, a black puppy can be seen beside the actress.

“Naia is now a kuya!” she wrote with a heart emoji.

“Trying to make friends with his little sister — our newly adopted puppy — Lily,” Jodi added with another heart emoji.

Her post has earned 2,100 likes and several comments on the platform.

“Ang cutiieee naman!! [May] kalaro na si Naia, hihi. Hi, Lily,” a user wrote.

“Welcome to Sta. Maria family, Lily. No fighting with Kuya Naia, ha. Miss you, Ate… Take care sa inyong lahat,” another Pinoy commented.

“Omg, more cuties!! Welcome to the fam, Lily!’ exclaimed a different user.

Naia, once a stray kitten, crossed paths with Jodi at Terminal 1 of NAIA last year.

She said the cat appeared to be “asking for humans to feed and help” him, noting that at that time, passengers’ carts were accidentally bumping into him.

The actress’ adoption story has since captured social media users’ attention, with Jodi giving constant updates about her rescued feline.

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