“All we needed was a ray of hope in this tragedy,” Kitty Campus’ founder, Gina Vlasek, wrote on Facebook. “Today was one of the most amazing days.. one of the survivors came to see the cat and to determine if it was her families cat and IT WAS!”
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed the reunion at a press conference on Friday.
“I’m glad that this small miracle could bring some light into the lives of a hurting family today and provide a bright spot for our whole community in the midst of this terrible tragedy,” she said.
The news of Binx’s survival came as the confirmed death toll in the collapse of Champlain Tower South rose to 79. Another 61 people are still missing.
On Wednesday, officials announced the search for survivors was all but over.
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