Maybe you have seen this video on YouTube before, but I have seen it all around on Facebook and tumblr, and I just couldn’t leave it alone. I had to share it with all of you. To show that there are good people in the world, and because this video is worth watching (grab some tissues).
The YouTube video follows fireman Cory Kalanick who rescues an unconscious kitten from a burning house filled with smoke.
The man is a hero — but all firemen are heroes, whether they save animals or humans. But the fact that this is filmed from so close is what — I think — makes it even more special. We hear stories about firemen saving kittens, but never get to see it. Well, this time you do.
The cat has been given oxygen, to get it to breathe again while it’s sprinkled with water. It took them 15 minutes and a full tank of air to get the kitten to meow and move again. The firefighters have named the kitten Lucky.
The sad part is that this is part of a commercial for a HD-camera. I personally don’t think a video like this should be used for a commercial. It feels a bit like an emotionally manipulative way to try to sell a product.