Deliverymen are pretty much always in a rush to get wherever their package needs to go. However, when one Brazilian motorcycle courier saw a group of people in a panic on the side of the street, he decided to pull over and see if there was anything he could do.
The delivery man and father-of-two, Eliseu Oliveria, found out that a kitten had somehow wandered off onto a window ledge three stories up and was now trapped. The group had found a ladder, but unfortunately, it was too short and the only way to reach the cat was to climb up onto the very last rung and climb up the side of the building to reach the kitten.
“When I saw what was happening I thought of assisting in some way,” Eliseu said. “The actions of everyone who was there for the cat motivated me.” Without hesitating, Eliseu quickly climbed up the ladder and gripped to the side of the building until he could reach over and pick the cat up by the nape of its neck.
Eliseu struggled on the way back down, but eventually made his way back down with the cat safely perched on his shoulder. “I was a little embarrassed, but very happy to have helped the cat,” Eliseu said. “I thought I would just continue on my normal day.” However, when a neighbor posted the video of the tense rescue on Facebook, it quickly went viral and the 4.2 million people who have watched the footage are calling him a hero.
“I want to congratulate this blessed angel who stopped in the middle of his work to save our beloved Marcellin, and to say that there are still people doing good in this world,” the cat’s owner, Flavia Azevedo Prates wrote in a post. “This guy saw a commotion, stopped his motorcycle, and risked his life to save a kitten. He did not even know whose he was. And afterward, he leaves like nothing happened. He could only have been an angel sent by God.”
Watch the entire video below to see the incredible moment this man risked his life to save a stranded kitten.
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[Featured image: Facebook/Ericson Rodrigues]