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Street View Camera Captures Man's Act Of Kindness For A Stranded Cat

The Dodo logo The Dodo 6/26/2020 Stephen Messenger

a sign on the side of a road Countless miles of roads have been captured on Google Street View — from quiet winding lanes to long desolate highways. But on one particular stretch of road, cameras captured something a little different. 

It was a random act of kindness for an animal in need. a sign on the side of a road © Google Rounding a highway through the city of Malaga, Spain, the Street View camera snapped this image of a cat sitting precariously on the side of the busy road.How the cat got there isn't clear, but it seems she had no easy way of escaping that dangerous spot. a bird sitting on the side of a road © Google As the camera-mounted car advances, capturing more images along the way, a story begins to unfold.

Ahead, a car can be seen pulling off to the side of the road, presumably having just passed by the imperiled cat. Another car appears to stop right beside it.Then a man emerges, his intentions soon becoming clear. a car parked on the side of a road © Google Putting his own life in danger from vehicles heading toward him, the man begins to walk toward the stranded cat. a man riding a skateboard down the side of a road © Google As the Street View car continues down the highway, the unsung hero heads the other way — his commute put on hold for the sake of a cat in need of help. a car driving down a street © Google This is the last image taken of the apparent rescue, recorded by Google in 2016.

After that, the camera-mounted car rounds a corner and the man slips from view.What happened next wasn't captured on camera, but the story no doubt doesn't end there. These images of a random act of kindness, though fleeting, are hopeful nevertheless. And hope, in the end, was what the cat needed most of all.

It was brought to her by a man whose name may never be known, whose heroic actions were caught on camera by merely by chance.


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