The Internet is lavishing praises on two good Samaritans, who stopped their vehicles to save a kitten from being run over on a road in France.
Footage shared on Twitter shows a man veering away his motorcycle towards the side of a road and rushing to the help of the ginger cat after spotting it perilously stranded in the middle of the road.
The man is heard yelling "No" before another man pulls over his car and joins him in the rescue operation. The two men can be seen shouting and frantically signaling oncoming traffic to halt as the motorcyclist scoops the feline off the road.
The video, which has been viewed over 90,000 times, was captioned: “Just two guys saving a kitten’s life.”
According to a translation provided by a Twitter user, the car-borne man takes the kitten from the motorcyclist after he states he is allergic to cats. The two men also wonder whether the kitten was lost or just abandoned and how could it have ended in the middle of a road.
In case anyone wanted the English translation:No! There is a little cat on the road. It's a joke!(He runs to save the kitty)Come here, you. Come.Little loulou, what are you doing here?*other guys speaks - inaudible*I don't know.I can hold him now, but sadly I am allergic— loquacious lori (@LoquaciousLori) September 3, 2019
Netizens who commented on the viral tweet said the two men had proven there was no dearth of real-life heroes in this world. Several others said they deserved more attention than “superheroes” portrayed in comics and Hollywood movies.
Hollywood may try to engineer superhero personas for us to fall in love with-- but I've never been totally gaga over a guy who's face I've never seen. Till now.When he pet that kitten with his gloves on, that was it. 😱😭💓💘💖Sign me up....so %+!=ing prescious.— Rock Photo Chick (@RockPhotoChick) September 3, 2019
I want updates on this kitty's future— Speeter (@Imabrokeassfuk) September 3, 2019
I don’t speak French. But you can actually feel the softness and sweetness of these adorable human beings.— Sassy (@sassybella53) September 4, 2019
Thank you for putting a smile on my face— Tiocfaidh ár lá (@OwenRBroadhurst) September 3, 2019
I did something similar about a year ago! My friend took the kitten I saved from the middle of the road and she has grown into a beautiful cat :) pic.twitter.com/xvIAl3Co94— Belvedia (@belvedia) September 4, 2019
This was a beautiful experience to watch and a beautiful expression from these two men to save the scared kitten. ❤❤❤❤— Thick_Banana71-10304 (@Thick_Banana71) September 3, 2019
Earlier this year, a French couple had rescued a tiny kitten they spotted while cycling in the countryside.