Sanitation workers in Florida are being celebrated as heroes after rescuing four kittens while processing garbage.
The workers at Florida's Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority uncovered the four 4- to 5-week-old furballs last week, WPTV reported.
The Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue took the kittens in and said they were starving and suffering from parasites.
They were taken from their mother too early and are being bottle-fed for the time being, a rescue center employee told The Huffington Post on Sunday.
Fortunately, the kittens are expected to make a full recovery and should be available for adoption within a month.
The rescue center initially told The Huffington Post that the kittens had been recovered inside a trash bag, but later said that this was not correct. A representative for the Solid Waste Authority told HuffPost on Thursday the kittens were found on a pile of yard debris.
Since the kittens have gone from trash to treasure, they've been named after gemstones. The three male kittens are named Garnet, Jet and Topaz, and the female kitten is named Ruby. A Facebook user provided the adorable names.
On Friday, the rescue group shared photos of the kittens on its social media page. One of the photos shows three men cradling the kittens in their hands while wearing Solid Waste Authority uniforms.
Facebook users quickly hailed the men as heroes in the photo's comment section. One user also dubbed them the "Sexiest dudes EVER!"
No arguments here.
This story was updated with additional information about where the kittens were found. A photo provided by the rescue center showing the kittens in a trash bag has been removed.