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Hero Motorcyclist Stops Traffic To Rescue A Kitten

Faith in humanity restored.

A motorcyclist stopped traffic on a busy road to rescue a scared kitten that was hunkered down in the middle of the intersection. 

Video from the motorcyclist's GoPro camera shows the kitten fall from a red car and sit, frightened, in the middle of the intersection on Monday as cars speed past. 

At one point, a pickup truck appears to drive right over the tiny creature without actually hitting him. A large tractor-trailer carrying construction equipment also comes within inches of the kitten. 

After a few tense moments, the motorcyclist manages to stop traffic and nab the little feline:

The motorcyclist, who goes by the name Your_brain_on_pizza on reddit, nicknamed the kitten Skidmark, or "Skids" for short. 

She wrote on reddit that the kitten appeared to have fallen and was not thrown from the car. Since the vehicle has a corporate logo on it, she contacted the company in an attempt to reach the driver. 

"Mostly I just wanted them to know he's alive, in case there is some kid somewhere crying over this," she wrote. "It's the phone call of 'we want our cat back' that I dread."

So far, no one has called and the kitten may have been a stray that took shelter in the undercarriage of the car.

Skids has already been to a vet, who estimates that he is about a month old, weighs 1 pound and has ringworm, which he's now being treated for. The cat also has a slight scab on his foot but seems to be fine otherwise, she wrote. 

"Skids is a trooper," she added, later posting an update video showing him playing in his new home:

As the video of the kitten gets attention on reddit and YouTube, even GoPro has taken notice. 

"The definition of a HERO!" the company wrote in the comments on the video. "Thank you for saving that frightened and adorable kitten."

GoPro said it would be sending out a care package as a token of appreciation. 

Someone on reddit also suggested setting up a GoFundMe page to pay for the kitten's care.

"As tempting as that is, I would much rather people donate to either their local shelters or to the ASPCA," the motorcyclist wrote. "We can make it fine here!"

To rescue a pet of your own and make a new friend for life, contact a shelter near you or visit Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet and the ASPCA.

 

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