It was an emotional reunion for a Stonington family after the cat they thought was dead showed up on their doorstep on Tuesday.
The happiest moment of 9-year-old Nicholas Johnson’s life was caught on camera in tears, holding onto his best friend and pet cat Gunther. His parents surprised him and his 5-year-old sister, Aubrey, when they came home from school.
Gunther went missing while the Johnson family was on vacation over the holidays. The children’s mother, Samantha, posted all over Facebook, asking if anyone in town saw him.
On Sunday, Stonington Animal Control called the family and said they might have found their cat. The Johnsons were devasted when they were told the cat with similar markings to Gunther died after being hit by a car. 
The next day, a man gave the Johnsons a kitten that the family named Lucky, who looks like Gunther, to help ease some of the pain.
On Tuesday, when …