When we think of heroes we often get flashbacks to Superman and Batman saving entire cities to keep people safe. However, sometimes a hero is just someone who goes out of their way to help those who are more vulnerable. When this woman noticed that a young kitten had run under a huge truck she quickly sprung into action to save his life!
20. Regular Day
A woman and her significant other were spending another casual day together. They were in their car when they noticed something run under the truck ahead of them. The couple was shocked!
The tiny thing that had run ahead was a baby kitten! It was a red light and the couple knew that once the light turned green it would spell ultimate doom for the tiny cat. So what did they do?
18. Rescue Mission
The woman quickly got out of her car and ran over to the truck to rescue the little kitten. Fortunately, the couple was only a few lanes away from the truck. This helped make the mission that much more successful.
17. Lucky Circumstances
On her Reddit account, lady-darlington posted: “Fortunately we were only a couple of lanes away from the truck. As I rushed from the car, the light turned green, but two guys riding bicycles on the sidewalk realised what was going on…”
16. Calling Attention
“So they’re actually the ones who told (well, yelled at!) the people in the truck not to move while I grabbed the kitty, who was trying to hide near their back tire.” So how did the kitten react upon being intruded on?
When the woman first picked up the kitten, it wasn’t very happy to see her. In fact, it actually hissed in her direction. “He was very clearly afraid,” she wrote. The tiny kitten got a second chance at life as the couple rushed it to the vet!
14. A Change
However, once the kitten realized that the couple meant him no harm his attitude completely changed. He warmed up to the woman and her significant other. They knew immediately what they would have to do next.
13. The Vet
The couple immediately brought the kitten to the vet’s office so that he could be looked over. “The vet cleared his health and he’s received his first set of vaccinations, so he’s now joined the ranks of our unexpected kitty family, whether he likes it or not! (i think he likes it, though.).” Curious to see how he looks like now? Check out the following photos!
12. The Family
Then it was finally time to bring the new kitten to meet his cat siblings. For you see, the woman and her significant other already have quite the family of cats. So what did they end up naming the new addition to their family?
The young kitten was given the name Leopold Atticus Black III. The woman went on Reddit to share her story with the Internet. Everyone went absolutely wild over it!
10. Big Question
One of the biggest burning questions that everyone had was about the cat’s personality. Was he fitting in nicely? Was he getting along with the others? Did he like to cuddle? Lady-darlington answered all of those questions perfectly!
“He’s pretty cuddly on his own terms and took to us almost immediately. He hated when we took him to the vet the next day and proceeded to crawl on my SO’s shoulder to keep safe! He’s a real sweetie :).”
Over the next couple of weeks, the cat continued to grow. He got bigger and stronger and the couple loved seeing his progress. They were very happy about how well he was fitting in with the family as well.
At home, Leopold has a ton of siblings that look out for him. There’s his older sister, Penelope Lane, and brother, Dorian Gray. All of them love playing together and get along great according to their mom!
Leopold has been continuing his recovery and his parents are thrilled. Just recently they brought him back to the vet’s office for another check-up. His mom can’t believe how much he’s grown.
5. Getting Big
At one point, Leopold was the smallest amongst all of the cats. In fact, his mom was starting to get worried as she had never handled such a small kitten before. Now, however, he’s been growing and growing and it almost feels like he’ll never stop.
4. Big Guy
“He’s grown so much since May. He was barely 2 lbs. when we found him, and he’s now nearly surpassed our other male (1.5-year-old) cat in weight at 10.2 lbs,” lady-darlington wrote in a much requested update on the kittens. Everyone is shocked at the transformation.
3. So Happy
“He’s a healthy, happy kitty, and I’m so glad that my SO and I were able to give him a good home. Thanks for reading! :).” Everyone in the comments section were so grateful to lady-darlington for going out of her way to rescue this sweet cat.
2. Positive Reactions
Everyone cheered lady-darlington on for her heroic efforts. She could have easily looked the other way and not done anything about the situation. Instead, she ran out of her car and quickly found the sweetest new addition to her family.
1. Happy Family
Now, this family is finally complete. It is amazing what rescuing a small and abandoned kitten can do! Everyone has gotten a happy ending out of this one.