Two police officers at a New York City subway station rescued a scared cat off the rails and returned him to his owner. The video is nothing short of amazing as they put their lives in danger to get the kitty to safety.
Mila Rusafova, the owner of the cat named George, heard a disturbance as they were traveling home from the veterinarian, and George leaped out of her arms and into the railroad track. Unfortunately, a train was coming slowly and steadily in the distance.
Understandably, Mila became frantic and other people came to alarm the subway conductor to halt the MTA train. Officers Brian Kenny and Gus Vargas showed up on the scene and jumped onto the tracks to help the little cat before it could wander farther away.
“He was panting, he was petrified,” Officer Brian Kenny said. “He didn’t move a muscle. The third rail was within four inches of his tail.” (The third rail is electrified providing power to all trains on the track.)
“He looked at us. I picked him up, he reached for both of my shoulders like a baby. He almost hugged me,” Kenny said. “I love animals. Nothing would have happened to George. We were going to make sure of it.”
Despite causing train delays in the process, these men were there to save the day. They did their best to bring this poor baby to safety.