Meet Sprinkles. Sprinkles is a tiny, adorable kitten with a tiny, adorable purple cast on her back leg. Sprinkles might actually be a robot engineered in an alien lab in order to destroy humanity by exploding all our hearts simultaneously, and I am A-OK with that.

Every spring, the San Diego Humane Society opens a nursery for orphaned kittens who need 24-hour care. It holds 250 patients at a time; since opening in 2009, they've cared for almost 5,500 kittens. This year, they posted on Facebook about one of their new additions, a wee calico whose story will break your heart:

She came to us severely injured; we believe her umbilical cord wrapped around her rear leg and cut off her circulation. At such a tender young age, with her eyes still closed, Sprinkles was in a delicate condition. It was vital that we were able to nourish her so she could begin the healing process. Currently, Sprinkles is wearing a cast on what remains of her back leg.

Once she's old enough, her damaged back leg will be amputated. But don't worryā€”Sprinkles gets around just fine. Also, she is cute as hell. WE BELIEVE IN YOU, SPRINKLES.*

*Jezebel will not be held responsible if you run out and immediately adopt kittens. However, it's probably the best idea you've had all week. I mean look at her:


Photo via Facebook.