A tiny kitten in Italy cheated death on Friday after he was found floating at sea ― seemingly lifeless ― then resuscitated in a remarkable rescue captured on camera.
A dramatic YouTube video posted by the Italian coast guard shows two people working to gently resuscitate the kitty after children spotted him floating in coastal waters.
A few modified chest compressions and puffs of air later, the little feline let out a few weak meows to the encouragement of his savior.
The coast guard later posted a sweet photo on Twitter of the cat, who appeared to be doing much better:
According to the Twitter post, the kitty’s new name is Charlie. The video documenting his escape from a watery, untimely fate has already amassed over 20,000 views.
For Charlie, that’s one life down and eight to go!