Footage of the unbelievable rescue was captured by Nick Powel last Thursday. Nick was relaxing at home when he saw something unusual out of his window. Across the street, 12 floors up from the hard concrete ground, a man was inching his way across the side of an apartment building.
Nick watched on in disbelief, unsure of what would make anyone take such a dangerous risk. Then, when he saw what the man was trying to get to, it suddenly all made sense. Nick was witnessing a dramatic kitty rescue!
Not all heroes wear capes
The man's cat had somehow gotten onto his neighbour's balcony. They weren't home, and so the poor feline was utterly stranded.
The unnamed hero makes his way across the building on a small ledge no more than a foot wide. One wrong step and it would've have been game over for this cat lover.
Despite the very obvious danger, he appears relatively calm as he picks up his kitty, carries it back across the ledge, and hands it to another man before climbing back to safety.
Nick posted the amazing footage on Instagram. It has over 25k views and dozens of comments from people praising the owner's bravery. Comments include, "Another Angel Animal hero to the rescue again...God bless” and “You are a hero. It's not a joke! Blessings!”
This guy risked it all for his cat
The hero remains unnamed, and we still don't know how, or why, his four-legged friend managed to find itself on the neighbour's balcony.
But we can say that this guy loves his cat a lot! After all, he put everything on the line to keep his kitty safe!