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WATCH: Surprise twist during cat rescue leaves everyone crying (with laughter)

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When construction workers spot a cat stuck down a chimney, they know they have to help. But their rescue mission had a surprising twist that left everyone laughing.

By Zoe Monk

Published on the 12/12/2019, 11:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:36

It's a natural human instinct to want to do whatever you can to help an animal. So when construction workers spotted a cat stuck down a newly built chimney, they came up with a plan to rescue the scared little feline.

Rescue attempt

Encouraged by his co-workers, one of the construction workers puts a ladder down into the chimney. The man takes his time to slowly climb down into the chimney, trying not to scare the kitten.

The poor little cat looks tiny in the bottom of the hole.

Defying gravity

As the man's feet touch the ground, he turns to look at the cat. But before he could even think about picking it up the cat suddenly zooms up the wall of the chimney and away from the workmen.

The man in the chimney can't believe it as his co-workers can be heard laughing at what had just happened.

Stunned but laughing

The worker looks stunned as he stands in the hole holding the ladder.

As his co-workers don't seem to be able to stop laughing, the wannabe rescuer slowly climbs back up the ladder shaking his head.

YouTube video

The video on YouTube has had as many as 996,397 views with YouTubers commenting at not only the fact that the workman's efforts were in vain but also that the cat seemed to defy gravity.

One viewer commented:  “That cat moved like Jackie Chan!”

Others seemed convinced that it was a deliberate prank by the cat.

As one viewer posted: “The most hilarious thing was the cat seemed to know what it was doing, it was purposely waiting for someone to come down before it "freaked" out and exited the hole quickly.”