This kitten comes close to losing his life, but when a brave woman stops her car and runs out into traffic, she becomes his hero - and ours.
Thank goodness for cat lovers. Without them, the world would be a much sadder place. The Internet is filled with stories of animal rescues and cats who were saved by quick-thinking humans. But this video captures a kitten's close call on film, and the actions of the woman who stopped to save him.
As you watch the video, keep an eye on the right side of your screen - that tiny blob there is a kitten who is lying in the street. He is almost run over by a van - actually, we're not sure just how he wasn't hit - but this woman springs into action.
It's likely that this woman saved the kitten's life. We have no idea how he ended up in the street, but he looks pretty small. He's likely still young and may have been injured or abandoned by his mother. Regardless, he's lucky that he was spotted before it was too late.
If you ever come across a kitten in need of rescue, then it's best to take the cat right to the vet in order to make sure that he's not sick or injured. Be sure to keep the kitten warm - wrapping him in a towel and putting him in a cardboard box can help. The vet can provide you with further instructions for his care, and can help you contact local rescues if you're not able to keep the kitten.
Before you take in any cat that you've found, please make an effort to determine whether the cat is just lost. Put up "Found Cat" signs, network through your social media channels, contact your local vets, and give your local animal shelters and animal control offers a call. They may have heard from someone who's missing a cat, and can work with you to make sure that the cat gets back to his home.