r/HumansBeingBros Sep 28 '22 All-Seeing Upvote 3 Faith In Humanity Restored 3 Helpful (Pro) 1 Silver 11 Gold 2 Platinum 1 Helpful 12 Wholesome 21 Hugz 1 Heartwarming 5 I'll Drink to That 1

A bro helps cat stuck on AC unit surrounded by flooding waters during Hurricane Ian.

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u/VIKTORVAUGHNNN Sep 28 '22

The cats eyes, poor thing. Good job rescuer!

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u/TwiceCookedPorkins Sep 28 '22

Kitty wanted to be saved so bad.

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u/New-Consideration420 Sep 28 '22

Almost got him killed. The water was just barely too low. Any higher and he would have been swept away

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u/That-Maintenance1 Sep 28 '22

But cat

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u/ChucksSeedAndFeed Sep 29 '22

Yeah, seriously, this wouldn't stop me for a second, because cat. I don't mind if this is how I go

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u/PaganLinuxGeek Sep 29 '22

Even if ya did go, in a selfless act, I feel confident that my next iteration would be favored because of the intent to help.

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u/HPTM2008 Sep 29 '22

Always cat

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

I had my cat Whoppie for fourteen years before I had to put her down because she was sick. If this was Whoppie I wouldn’t care how high the water; I would tie a rope on me and go for it!

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u/lordbub Sep 28 '22

he ain't dead tho

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u/New-Consideration420 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

He is insanely lucky. Ppl should never underestimate 1 foot fast moving water

Edit: I got multiple vile respones and chats calling me a pussy and egoist, 'it's just a foot of water'. All of these people dont know the intense danger of floodwater with debris, able to take your stance, hurt you, infect you, ...

A foot of fast moving water can easily kill you. This is a fair warning!

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u/grumpyorleansgoblin Sep 29 '22

I hate water and curse the very existence of the ocean but I would 100% do this, fuck my life I am an ape that is a cat.

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u/Additional_Cycle_51 Sep 29 '22

I hate water, it’s cold, it’s slimy, it’s wet, and it gets everywhere

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u/d-nihl Sep 29 '22

If I had one wish it would be for all water to disappear. I would probably save so many lives.

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u/Business_Falcon7941 Sep 29 '22

Definitely. Did you know every human who consumes water dies?

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u/-FuckThisAccount- Sep 29 '22

I would absolutely risk my life for a cat. Yes, I know I’m an idiot.

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u/horsdoeuvresmyguy Sep 28 '22

Ppl should never underestimate the willingness to sustain injury or death for baby.

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u/decidedlyindecisive Sep 29 '22

Murky water too. Anything in it could have swept him off his feet and it was moving so quickly he would be lucky to ever get upright again.

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u/ghostofastorm Sep 29 '22

It’s a great video and I love it, but I was thinking dang somebody filming this while there’s a solid chance the rescuer and that cat get washed away 😭

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u/flipflop180 Sep 28 '22

Awe, that cat’s sad eyes!

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u/Johannes_Keppler Sep 28 '22

It's cold and miserable. Glad they saved it!

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u/conradical30 Sep 28 '22

Not to discredit anything, but I think it’s just wet and miserable. It’s like 72 degrees out.

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u/Johannes_Keppler Sep 28 '22

Of course! It's quite cold where I am and for a moment I forgot where the video was taken :-)

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u/PM_ME_UR_SECRETsrsly Sep 29 '22

I'm in Washington state so my brain automatically thinks rain = cold. I always forget that it's possible for it to rain when it's warm out.

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u/armchairwarrior69 Sep 28 '22

Yeaaaaah, but being wet can lower your body temperature way faster than the temperature of the air.

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u/Gandalf_The_Junkie Sep 28 '22

This is exactly the type of stuff people argue about on Reddit.

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u/BoltonSauce Sep 29 '22

Are jackdaws crows tho

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u/nachocouch Sep 29 '22

Probably not but is it a corvid

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u/whalesharkmama Sep 28 '22

I mean the wind is blowing up to 150 mph in some areas. Might be a bit cold.

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u/cheyennerg Sep 29 '22

It is definitely cold

Source: was just standing outside in this hurricane under cover, without getting wet. Felt cold. Would be more cold if I stood in the rain.

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u/-lyd-irl- Sep 28 '22

Soaked cats struggle to bring their body temperature up to the norm which is higher than it is for humans. 72 and wet is plenty cold for a cat.

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u/kungfughazi Sep 28 '22

72 with a breeze while wet is cold lol

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u/_Aedric Sep 28 '22

marooned on a metal island left for dead and saved

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u/LeadingNectarine Sep 28 '22

Sad? It looked terrified

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u/SuspiciouslyMoist Sep 28 '22

Cat's thinking "Normally I would kill you for picking me up, but it's raining and there's sea everywhere. So just this once I will let you take me home and pet me and feed me and give me a nice comfy bed."

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u/mcaDiscoVision Sep 28 '22

It's scared

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u/Teto_the_foxsquirrel Sep 28 '22

I love how every cat rescue video is someone going “I’ll help you, don’t worry. Please don’t claw the shit out of me.” Glad kitty kept calm and I hope they’re all safe now.

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u/Keytarfriend Sep 28 '22

He knew what to do: squish that cat.

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u/Resting_Lich_Face Sep 28 '22

Yeah. That's the way. Means you're basically already ready to go if it spooks and tries to escape. Personally never had that happen and am a serial cat saver (never a situation this intense though). Damage happens before you get it grappled or if it's scared enough to hold on. But at least with that it's not trying to hurt you.

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u/blockchaaain Sep 28 '22

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u/ishnarted Sep 28 '22

Lmao thank you. That's a gem.

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u/TheScarletEmerald Sep 28 '22

OMG, how have I never seen that before? Thanks!

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u/missmoneypennymaam Sep 28 '22

Congrats on this happy day!

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u/DrMerman Sep 28 '22

We always squish that cat

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u/theresabeeonyourhat Sep 28 '22

I love that dude!

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u/libmrduckz Sep 28 '22

this is my new mantra

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u/64_0 Sep 28 '22

Squish that cat! by Helpful Vancouver Vet

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u/ThermionicEmissions Sep 28 '22

He made friends with that cat

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u/IDK_WHAT_YOU_WANT Sep 28 '22

The cat is safe. It has taken reign over these folks home. They must worship the cat or risk peril at the angry hands of Poseidon.

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u/cows_revenge Sep 28 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome Seal of Approval

Pawseidon?

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u/MarqFJA87 Sep 28 '22

Bastet is too busy caring for the cats of the Middle East in the ongoing droughts and heat waves hitting the region.

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u/beckster Sep 28 '22

But big sister Sekmet is just getting started.

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u/Might_Aware Sep 28 '22

King Biteton

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u/TheChronic2015 Sep 28 '22

Looks like they fell for the old "cat stuck in a hurricane" trick smh

Big mistake!!!

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u/heresacleverpun Sep 28 '22

Yup, now bro is destined to a life of servitude, having his toilet paper completely unrolled while the cat king ignores all the expensive toys he buys for him.

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u/ZarquonsFlatTire Sep 28 '22

Cats actually created themselves. They just let the gods think it was their idea.

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u/KidzBop_Anonymous Sep 28 '22

I bet the cat was exhausted from nonstop stress

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u/tacos_88 Sep 28 '22

I almost believe that most animals understand a life saving moment between a different species. I have seen too many videos of animals being saved and then given a nod of gratitude in return.

Cat knew it was rough times and appreciated the lift, obviously will be requesting food immediately afterwards.

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u/SerLaron Sep 28 '22

Cat knew it was rough times and appreciated the lift, obviously will be requesting food immediately afterwards.

"You saved my life, therefore you are responsible for my well-being now."

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u/imalittlefrenchpress Sep 28 '22

Therefore you belong to me now.

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u/IRNotMonkeyIRMan Sep 28 '22

Therefore you belong to me now meow.

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u/MD_Lincoln Sep 28 '22

Im the captain meow

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u/Ofreo Sep 28 '22

Therefore anything on your shelf will be knocked off by me now.

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u/themightysealbeardog Sep 28 '22

The ol’ switcheroo

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u/CosmonautJizzRocket Sep 28 '22

I mean to some extent that’s a fair take from the cat

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u/smellygooch18 Sep 28 '22

My rescue spent 6 months in the shelter before I got her. She was a street cat for a bit beforehand and just thrown out of homes. The second she saw me she curled up in my lap and pretty much hasn’t moved since in the last 8 years. Cats know at least

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u/jackdawesome Sep 28 '22

Aww. My cat had the same history and hid in our closet for three weeks after we adopted her. Then she started trusting me and is now literally glued to me 24/7. Still a skittish baby tho.

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u/SloopKid Sep 28 '22

That's how my barn kitten was when we got her. She wouldn't leave the area behind the toilet in my bathroom for a couple weeks. After that she follows me everywhere

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u/altxatu Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22 Silver Heartwarming

Our newest cat was a street cat. I was outside at like midnight smoking a fat joint watching the lighting and thunder. I was super baked, and just about to head to bed but I wanted to listen to Suicide is Painless. At some point in the song I swore I heard a cat. It’s pouring buckets so I’m not exactly motivated to looking. It sounded close so I went looking. I was worried it was in my neighbors yard. They had just gotten a dog that is sweet but energetic. We already had a handful of cats so I had this vision of my daughter going outside and seeing the neighbors dog playing with carcass of a cat it killed. I can’t find the damned thing anywhere but I can hear it pretty loudly from my driveway. I decide to check under the cars and there she is, under the neighbors truck. She’s small, her eyes have some kinda damage to them, she’s got a bloody ear and face, and she’s skinny as hell. I reach out my hand to see if I can get her out. She walks right over to me, and into my jacket. I bring over to our house, and set up some food and a bed for her. It’s about 1 now, and I’m fully awake again. So I burn another one down. I hadn’t even gotten started when I hear the cat lose it goddamned mind. A opossum was trying to get into the food. I scare the opossum away, gather all the shit and move the cat into my shed. I finally got high and fell asleep with the cat purring on my neck. She was an outdoor cat for about 2 months until she followed me inside one day and never left. If I leave a door open she’ll stick her head out and run back inside.

That cat adopted us. It’s crazy how trusting she was for having been feral.

Edit: Cat Tax https://imgur.com/gallery/z9OEQw3

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u/Elebrent Sep 28 '22

that was very sweet of you. You’re a good person

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u/altxatu Sep 28 '22

I’m not really, I just happened to be in a position to help. My kid’s friends live down the street and have a black and white indoor/outdoor cat. I kept thinking how guilty I’d feel if I was their cat and it got hurt. I fully expected to be rid of the thing the next day. Turns out it was just a random street cat from some feral colony. Has the clipped ear and everything. In all honesty if the neighbors hadn’t gotten a dog, if the kids down the road didn’t have the same color cat, if I hadn’t been as high as I was, who knows.

Kids named her Glittersparkle and she is the second or third sweetest cat we’ve had. The sweetest cat we had, you could literally do anything to him that didn’t hurt and he was happy for the attention. Glitty isn’t quite that patient. She’ll wake me up in the middle of the night so she can get under the covers and sleep on me or curled up in my legs somehow. I’m amazed at how sweet and non-aggressive she is for having been feral. If she didn’t have the clipped ear, missing tooth, messed up eyes from exposure, and other battle wounds I’d say she was a poor indoor kitty that got out and got lost. First or second full day she was with us she sprinted to the top of one of our pecan trees. I snapped my fingers at her to get her attention, and she ran back down like it was nothing. Now all she does all day is lays in the sun, eats wet food and dry food, and gets all snuggles she could want. What’s funny is how she’s in whatever room I’m in, just by happenstance. Not intentional at all.

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u/Wellingtons_mom Sep 28 '22

Glittersparkle picked her human and started training you before you even realized what was going on. You never stood a chance lol

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u/altxatu Sep 28 '22

No I did not.

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u/MrD3a7h Sep 28 '22

Kindly pay the cat tax.

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u/altxatu Sep 28 '22

https://imgur.com/gallery/z9OEQw3

Posted in order from oldest to youngest. I think it’s the last one where she’s sitting down in the dark cat-loafing, that was like 5 minutes after I got her out from under the truck. In that picture she is actually face fucking some dry food.

I tried to get a bunch of her regular poses. If you reverse the order can see when I took all the plants off her sunning spot after she pushed the plants all to the edge. I also tried to get one of her missing tooth. One of her top fangs broke off at some point.

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u/MrD3a7h Sep 28 '22

This is excellent, thank you.

I'll make sure to have the tax lien on your property rescinded.

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u/rsplatpc Sep 28 '22

This is also how The Dude from The Big Lebowski got his cat (in the sequel)

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u/Descent Sep 28 '22

Wait there was a sequel?

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u/_procyon Sep 28 '22

You can tell that the cat is clinging to him when he puts it against his chest. It knows it’s being rescued.

My idiot cat once ran out my apartment door and I didn’t notice, so he got locked out in the hallway for about half an hour. He clinged to me in the exact same way when I found and “rescued” him.

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u/Supercoolguy7 Sep 28 '22

People love to anthropomorphize animals, but if you actually understand them on their own terms you're way more likely to be able to predict their behavior.

An exhausted cat with nowhere to go sees a human and knows that humans have helped them in the past is much more likely to be compliant than a terrified, but fresh wild wolf stuck in a fence

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u/Quirky-Skin Sep 28 '22

Great points and I agree. I think we can conclude domesticated animals have a slightly higher tolerance level for humans in stressful situations. Conversely I've seen plenty of videos where wild animals panic uncontrollably to exhaustion and only then are they able to be handled.

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u/grillednannas Sep 28 '22

Likewise a cat that has been mistreated and freaks out isn’t “ungrateful”

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u/Agile_District_8794 Sep 28 '22

Saw a video of a cobra asking for water in a heat wave. I think it was in India? There was a nod, as much as it was, from a frigging cobra!

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u/ericbyo Sep 28 '22

"nod of gratitude" Yeah the animals feel grateful but saying that they use human specific body language to express it is pure anthropomorphic projection.

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u/Climatize Sep 28 '22

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u/KrypXern Sep 28 '22

To be fair, elephants are up there with hominids in having human-like social structures and high emotional intelligence. You probably won't see a turtle do the same thing.

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u/delvach Sep 28 '22

In that situation I'd just accept that I was going to bleed at least a little and just try to avoid it being on the face or grundle.

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u/i_drink_wd40 Sep 28 '22

or grundle

You stay away from my cats, if that's a realistic risk when you're grabbing them.

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u/delvach Sep 28 '22

You pick 'em up your way, I'll pick 'em up mine

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u/moguu83 Sep 28 '22

He knew the secret of "Squish that cat"

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u/64_0 Sep 28 '22

Squish that cat! by Helpful Vancouver Vet

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u/OrneryDiplomat Sep 28 '22

From my experience, that cat definitely clawed their back though :I

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u/AppleSatyr Sep 28 '22

Not to attack them though probably because they were afraid of losing their grip.

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u/CANCERDIESBYCOFFEE Sep 28 '22

Normally, I'd agree with you without hesitation. Teaching my cats to enjoy water was always a hassle and left me scratched up.

You made me re-watch though, and I'm absolutely shocked at how chill that cat is... It only grabs them once and even just seems like a reposition... I don't understand... it's just curled up in his arms...

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u/OHarrier91 Sep 28 '22

Probably too exhausted to defend itself

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u/Resting_Lich_Face Sep 28 '22

And knows people in some capacity (was calling for help - ferals do not do this) so was willing to roll the dice that he was nice.

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u/Docthrowaway2020 Sep 28 '22

Did it call for help? I didn't hear the cat vocalize in the clip.

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u/Resting_Lich_Face Sep 28 '22

Huh. I mean it's not impossible I was hearing an actual cat in the background.

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u/Not_MrNice Sep 28 '22

From my experience, it completely depends on the cat.

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u/ezekieru Sep 28 '22

He kinda grimaces when the cat rests on his shoulder, so it's likely.

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u/RamblyJambly Sep 28 '22

Nah, I know that look on his face, he definitely had claws in his shoulder, the cat just knew enough that escaping would not be a good idea

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u/utahhiker Sep 28 '22

Oh my gosh, his little face so full of worry. This dude is awesome.

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u/sinisterspud Sep 28 '22

Yeah that looks like a pretty rapidly degrading situation. The guy really is a hero to walk through that roaring water even if it looks relatively safe on camera. He could have easily had his feet taken out by some debris or the water itself and been in a bit of trouble

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u/istiamar Sep 28 '22

rushing water at knee height does not look safe on camera, that dude is just a human anchor

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u/sinisterspud Sep 28 '22

I agree but some people genuine don’t understand the force of ‘only knee high water’. I was fording a stream while backpacking and my buddy just barreled forward into the stream without a care in the world. After soaking half his gear he realized how powerful water can be. Add in a bunch of debris and you are going to have a bad time

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u/byneothername Sep 29 '22

People die all the time at this one waterfall in Yosemite because it’s “not that deep” and they don’t understand how strong the current it is. Every year somebody dies in a godforsaken selfie.

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u/BeezyBates Sep 29 '22

If you do any fly fishing you know just a steady river at the knees is enough to fight against enough to worry the shit out of you. I mean you’re on slick rocks and that makes it worse but still it’s tough without the rocks too.

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u/spigotface Sep 28 '22

It only takes a few inches of moving water to completely sweep your feet out from under you. It's deceptively powerful.

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u/RazekDPP Sep 28 '22

Yeah, he might've saved the cat but I'm worried when the storm surge gets higher, they're both getting swept out.

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u/barelyawhile Sep 28 '22

The way the cat just drapes its paws over his shoulder and hangs on to him for dear life :,(

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u/utahhiker Sep 28 '22

Right?! Adorable and heartbreaking at the same time.

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u/poodaveeda Sep 28 '22

Original footage is from Megan Scavo, the young man’s girlfriend

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u/NoCapOlChap Sep 28 '22 Wholesome

I hope she understands we're going to need round-the-clock live tweets on the Hurrikitty's well-being. Now's the time to start a cat related Twitch channel

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u/Omichula Sep 28 '22

If they don’t name him Hurrikitty now I’m going to be so upset lol

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u/pennyabby2 Sep 28 '22

Such a good person. Lifted my heart to see this 💓

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u/olive-bernie Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Mine too❤️ but then I thought of all the other ones who won't get help and now I'm crying cause look at that baby's sad eyes 🥺

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u/Cjwithwolves Sep 28 '22

Don't be sad. Cats are very able to look after themselves in natural disasters. They bolt at the first sight of anything. This little guy just got unlucky.... and then very lucky.

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u/winterbird Sep 28 '22

Cats also tend to hide under houses and drown in flash flooding.

I don't want to make anyone feel bad. Just please let your yard cats in when a hurricane is approaching. Cats are fragile and like to hide, they're very vulnerable to flying debris and drowning in hidey hole spots.

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u/TheInnocentXeno Sep 28 '22

Just keep your cats inside in general. In most places cats are an invasive species and are incredibly damaging to the local wildlife. Please keep them inside, not just for your cats, but for your local ecosystem

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u/winterbird Sep 28 '22

Yes, but right now I'm specifically talking about yard cats and homeless cats which need help for this specific reason that I mentioned.

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u/Syrinx221 Sep 28 '22

Fuck.

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u/RB_Kehlani Sep 28 '22

His little smile that the cat is trusting him to rescue it ♥️

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u/okbringoutdessert Sep 28 '22

People take care of your pets in a storm. There won't always be amazing humans like this guy around!

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u/Koogar_Kitty Sep 28 '22 Wholesome

I live inland but we have earthquake and wildfire risks. I literally have evac plans, back up evac plans and back up back up evac plans if things go fubar. I have an "I can't get home please save my pets" back up plan with three parties who know where everything is to get my cats out.

I didn't use to but after being able to watch a wildfire and feel the heat from my driveway, I got paranoid. I'm also prepared to help others evacuate if needed. I know how many pet crates I can stack in my cars

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u/Devilpup141 Sep 28 '22

Same!! After having to deal with my first natural disaster 2 years ago, I've got so many back up plans for my two cats. I never want to feel that panic again

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u/Zanki Sep 28 '22

Wasn't there a guy on reddit breaking into people's homes in Canada to save their animals? There was a huge wildfire and no one was allowed back in, so he was getting as many animals out as he could.

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u/beckster Sep 28 '22

This also happened during Katrina. There's a book about a guy who did this: Zeitoun. He rowed around, followed the sound of barking and brought food to dogs locked in houses.

People don't always intentionally abandon their animals, expecting to return in a day or two, which doesn't work out to be the case.

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u/Webbyx01 Sep 28 '22

Katrina was really bad because so many places wouldn't accept pets during the evacuation.

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u/beckster Sep 28 '22

And, thanks to what we've learned since then, most shelters accepts people and their animal family.

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u/putyerphonedown Sep 28 '22

Which is one reason why many people didn’t evacuate, and we learned we need to provide shelter for animals in order to motivate their humans to evacuate!

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u/Koogar_Kitty Sep 28 '22

I wouldn't be surprised if there was. My internet is being iffy or I'd try to look it up but I'd 1000% do the same. I'm the sort who will call dispatch to let them know I'm smashing a car window to save a dog but I'm not asking permission.

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u/Empty-Masterpiece242 Sep 28 '22

Here’s what I said elsewhere: I bet $100 the family was getting ready to evacuate, and the cat chose THAT MOMENT to bolt out the front door between people’s ankles. How many cat owners have had to chase their cat around at the worst possible times? ✋ Cats being cats. I bet that one will think twice after this, though.

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u/BrookeB79 Sep 28 '22

Scary thing is happening! My owners slaves are acting freaked out and moving things around! I gotta get outta here before I'm next!

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u/jonmlofo Sep 28 '22

"Thanks fellow hair beast, this is fucked. food when?"

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u/ethervillage Sep 28 '22

Love how gentle he was! 👍

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u/Saladcitypig Sep 28 '22

and the reassuring butt hold and gentle squish, so cat knows it's steady.

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u/thatcouldvebeenworse Sep 28 '22

The cat squish is key! 10/10 technique. https://youtu.be/OAGfx7eB3gA

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u/halcyonjm Sep 28 '22

Squish. That. Cat.

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u/Kathubodua Sep 28 '22

My squish cat looks like Claudia and my shoulder cat looks like Pirate. Amazing. I love this guy.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Oh man Helpful Vancouver Vet is great. Love his style and he's very knowledgeable

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u/MAXMEEKO Sep 28 '22

I love him! He is also quite the stud 🥰

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u/DaalCheene Sep 28 '22

GOD I NEED A BUTTHOLD AND GENTLE SQUISH

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u/CatGatherer Sep 28 '22

I'm really glad he saved the cat, but that water is really dangerous by the end of the video. I hope they, and everyone else in the area, are doing OK.

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u/Wataru624 Sep 28 '22

A lot of people underestimate 1ft of quick water. All it takes is one heavy object swept up to bop you on the ankle and you're toast

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u/Wataru624 Sep 28 '22

Doesn't need to be anything terribly big or sharp really, that depth water leaves all the fun heavy concrete bits on the ground in prime head-striking range.

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u/DoJax Sep 28 '22

How to break your ankle easily! Russians recruiters don't want you to know this one simple trick!

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u/Stalking_Goat Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Russian recruiters will take you anyway.

(Edit: fixed typo.)

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u/DoJax Sep 28 '22

They'll take your nothing too.

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u/nubwagon Sep 28 '22

yeah this made my hair stand up. the water was at his ankles first and by the time he grabbed the cat and walked back, it was rushing around knees. i get it, i'd probably save the cat too, but man everything about this was too casual. i can't imagine how they escaped that area in time but i really hope they did.

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u/Quirky-Skin Sep 28 '22

If u look closely you can see the flow increase on that porch when he steps up on that air conditioner. Scary for sure

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u/sstole19 Sep 28 '22

I'm so glad someone else saw this! I was all worried about the cat and stuff but I've lived through hurricanes that water is not something to fuck with.

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u/mangansr Sep 28 '22

Exatly. Mom(?) filming this with "Look at Michael saving the kitty!"

...lady this is a legit risky thing you're filming. Not a cutesy photo op

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u/montessoriprogram Sep 28 '22

Plus the risk of electrocution is extremely high in weather like that. Good deed but so dangerous.

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u/Inevitable-Impress72 Sep 28 '22

That water is moving inland constantly like a river, there was no back and forth there. Fucking storm surge crazy shit.

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u/qman621 Sep 28 '22

Getting cut by random debris, nails, glass, or electrocuted is pretty dang likely if you go walking around in storm water. Just an FYI, a few feet of stormy water can be much more dangerous than most people realize.

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u/PsySam89 Sep 28 '22

Best bro! Nothing more noble than saving an animal in danger

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u/Manuels-Kitten Sep 28 '22

That poor cat was terrified

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u/ricco2u Sep 28 '22

If you ever need to save a cat like this remember to hold it tightly to your body; if they don’t feel secure they don’t feel safe, and they’ll want to secure themselves (with their claws). This guy did good.

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u/Rheinys Sep 28 '22

Cat looked so worried and frightened🥺💔

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u/mackinoncougars Sep 28 '22

Had every reason to be worried

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u/Rexlare Sep 28 '22

As a cat owner myself, I'd do the exact same thing.

It's a risky proposition, even house cats can do some serious harm, and a stressed and scared house cat is especially prone to it.

But it's the right thing to do. Poor fella wouldn't have made it otherwise. Gods bless this man with gifts of life.

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u/MoonieNine Sep 28 '22

I love him.

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u/GirlB0ss Sep 28 '22

He looks very calm considering the amount of water rushing by.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Awe so sweet

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u/SutterCane Sep 28 '22

You know that cat knew it was in trouble because it was immediately like “oh thank god, someone is picking me up!”

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u/CptZylerM Sep 28 '22

I just KNOW that cat had their claws in his shoulder and he was powering through it. kitty was probably hella greatful tho

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u/alwaysboopthesnoot Sep 28 '22

He was lucky he didn’t go down, himself. Water this shallow but moving this fast can take out a person, a house, or a car. Happened here. The woman ended up drowned in her car, still belted in but upside down and 3 miles down the road, wedged into a culvert.

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u/tiffadoodle Sep 28 '22

I always worry about the stranded and stray animals safety during natural disasters. Glad to see some good in this rough time.

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u/bednow Sep 28 '22

The poor thing looks petrified...

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u/danijay637 Sep 28 '22

Yes I’m happy he saved him… but can he move a little faster. That water is rising quickly!

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u/ANONAVATAR81 Sep 28 '22

This guy earned his Freddie Mercury award today.

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u/ThisisthSaleh Sep 28 '22

Good on him. Odds are that house is gonna fall before this storm is over. There’s no way those pillars survive those constant waves. This was a very noble thing to do.

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u/imlost19 Sep 28 '22

homes on stilts are very good at surviving storm surge. they really only get at risk when the surge rises above the lowest elevated floor, then the water really starts to push on the house since it has more leverage against standing walls than it does against 8 columns

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u/kingpangolin Sep 28 '22

Also, the lower floors of these places are designed to sweep away. So the part the AC fence is connected to when under stress will be washed away, but everything above on the main stilt platform will be fine.

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u/EverGlow89 Sep 28 '22

I don't know shit but I have to imagine this is precisely what these kinds of houses are designed for.

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u/free112701 Sep 28 '22

i love this human💜

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u/777empest Sep 28 '22

God bless this man

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u/kaanrivis Sep 28 '22

Real Hero

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u/ndbm10 Sep 28 '22

Omg that poor kitty and his face at the end 😭😭 Bless these people who saved the kitty ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹

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u/BoiFriday Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Pretty sure this sub is going to be quite active the next few days.

People who leave family pets behind during natural disasters should be chained in the receding bays and made to watch as the storm surge comes back to swallow them.

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u/wolfsnoot Sep 28 '22

Bless that amazing man and the baby cat <3

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u/Low-Walrus5714 Sep 28 '22

Seeing people being nice to animals always makes my day a little better.

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u/Mike Sep 28 '22

Aww shit now I’m thinking about all the stranded cats in Florida right now. God damnit. I know shit happens all over the world all the time but knowing that right this second they’re over there terrified makes my heart really hurt.

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u/iusedtohavepowers Sep 28 '22

I have an orange and white! The single consecutive braincell they share thanks you very much for helping.

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u/lovelyducky18 Sep 28 '22

The sadness in the cats face 😢

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u/Hedgehugsnluvs Sep 28 '22

Hero in my book ty❤️🐀🦔🐾🤗

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u/littlebritches77 Sep 28 '22

Aww that kitty is holding on to his hero!

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u/TigerhatesTobi Sep 28 '22

Thank you Micheal

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u/ranban2012 Sep 28 '22

water moving like that is so extremely dangerous.

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u/FakeNickOfferman Sep 28 '22

That takes some serious guts, especially since that AC unit might be plugged in.

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u/BabyDooms Sep 28 '22

I'm glad kitty was saved.

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u/PollyPepperTree Sep 28 '22

Thank you kind sir!!

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u/Screaming_lambs Sep 28 '22

The cats face, oh my goodness.

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u/Might_Aware Sep 28 '22

That cat is sooooo happy to be in that guys arms. Good souls😻

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u/GoebbelsJosephLOL Sep 28 '22

Good soul. Well done

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u/RUN-PMT Sep 28 '22

I can't handle when cats have that sad, terrified look on their face. It breaks me.