Getting stuck in traffic is a real pain. Now, imagine what it must be like for a tiny defenseless kitten.
When 30-year-old Christian Crehencia found himself stuck in a congested roadway on the way home from work, he noticed something moving near the middle of the road. Suddenly, a small kitten darted under the wheels of a silver 4×4, Unilad reports.
Crehencia knew he had to act fast.
On his motorcycle, Crehencia alerted the truck driver that something was under his vehicle, then got down on the ground to pick up the poor kitten.
The act of kindness wasn’t soon forgotten. Within moments, the kitten was snuggling Crehencia as if he was her big burly mother. Of course, the biker felt the connection, too. And with a kick start and a little care, they were both on their way back to Crehencia’s home.
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Living in the Philippines, Crehencia is used to seeing stray animals around. Sadly, just like the traffic, the urban area around Manila is often congested with strays looking for food or shelter. But Crehencia was just not willing to leave this one alone.
“I’m glad I was in the right place at the right time when the cat needed help,” Crehencia said.
“I noticed the kitten in the road and she was just a few inches from the wheels of the jeep. If I hadn’t been there she might have been knocked over and killed by one of the passing vehicles. I would have loved to have adopted her but I have a newborn baby at home who is allergic to fur so we have given the cat to a neighbor.
“I will check up on her to make sure she is well.”
Crehencia named the cat “Baby,” and has since given her to a neighbor in his hometown of Manila, Philippines.
So far, the kitten seems to be thriving in her new home, and Crehencia, a fire inspector by day, has been hailed as a hero across the internet!
Watch the thrilling traffic-time rescue in the video below!
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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